Custom 3D Printer Case

Here are some of the latest photos of the custom case that I made for the Smoothieboard. I didn’t like the old mounted system, so I decided to gut the entire case and create a new one. One of my buddies cut the aluminum rails (as he wanted to create a case for his CNC Mill’s computer as well), and I cut the plexiglass on the CNC table. The result wasn’t too bad.

Additionally, I printed a fan holder for the top of the case.

Here is the old case/holder for the Smoothie Board.

here is the machine doing some cuts

and.. here is the new case.

Custom Router Table

I just finished building my router table insert for combined workbench. The process was fairly simple. I used a jigsaw to cut the insert hole, and then used a router to create an inset pocket on the top to hold the Bench Dog router plate. To make sure that it was flush, I used the plate to set the depth of the router bit before cutting it out. The fence is still on the way, and I will need to create a pocket for the router bit. I decided to go with extruded aluminum from [8020.net](https://8020.net/shop/2040-s.html#). I will stack two of them and bore a hole through them so that I can mount that to the table surface and pivot on the right side. This will allow me to secure it from the other side, then open and close the fence as needed for cuts.

One Sign

Finally knocked the dust off of the CNC table and started working again.  One of my first projects was to create a simple sign for my daughters upcoming birthday.  Here is the “One” sign result.