Hex Table V4
by zMath, published
Table designed to be used in groups of 3 to from a larger hex table.
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Instructions with Photos https://sites.google.com/a/g.essextech.org/makerspace/projects/hextable
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<img border="0" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-bB1nTGoDhpw/ULPvD8w0U0I/AAAAAAAABVs/t2gdsbebzEQ/s200/Screen%2BShot%2B2012-11-26%2Bat%2B5.36.33%2BPM.jpg"></div> Â This a a table that is designed to so that 3 or 6 of them will form a hex pattern for a classroom. The design above is for 3 tables. Each table is designed to be cut from 3/4" material on a CNC machine. For the prototypes I have been using 1/8" Hardboard (Masonite Type) Panels and printing on the laser cutter at 1:6 scale. I will need to make some changes when going to the CNC machine to allow for the tool size. <div><br> </div> <div>A designed the table in GoogleSketchup using the PRO version. I then took each component and laid it on a flat surface in Sketchup. I then zoomed in on only the parts I needed and exported to dwg. I need to turn the view->Parallel Projection in order to avoid scaling errors. See the photo below. The Table top and legs don't mate together. I realized that if I looked at the exported dwg you could see the error in there also.</div> <div><img border="0" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8L-F0Gf97Nk/ULPqe_3YAxI/AAAAAAAABUM/FNMoygpiBIw/s200/IMG_0151.JPG"><img border="0" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Rn-tfS8gUM8/ULPqh3Q4UlI/AAAAAAAABUc/jeTo54i9o8I/s200/IMG_0152.JPG" style="line-height:1.5;font-size:10pt"></div> <div><br> </div> <div>After correcting the export from Sketchup I was able to get a design that worked. I imported the dwg into Corel Draw on the computer attached to the laser engraver/cutter. When importing into Corel Draw I scaled the dwg by 1:6. The photos below are from the second version of the design. I also engraved the top with name of the table.</div> <div>.<img border="0" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5Ks6rVWsPec/ULPqlYTSUWI/AAAAAAAABUs/tvSr-3-uyaU/s200/IMG_0156.JPG" style="line-height:1.5;font-size:10pt"><img border="0" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-1-7BYSJDfCY/ULPqrjcBf8I/AAAAAAAABVQ/BoIkvYm8xS4/s200/IMG_0159.JPG" style="line-height:1.5;font-size:10pt"></div> <div><br> </div> <div>The Sketchup drawing below is of the most recent version. I have not yet had a chance to print and test this design. It incorporates some changes to allow the legs to slide together. It also includes a shelf on the bottom that locks the legs together.</div> <div><br> </div> <div><img border="0" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ADOC3mFTpYM/ULPuV6fH2sI/AAAAAAAABVk/3fRX6AgncT8/s400/Screen%2BShot%2B2012-11-26%2Bat%2B5.33.38%2BPM.jpg"><br> <div> <div> <div style="display:block;text-align:left"><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/101126821429911112952/HexTablePhotos#5815254394994971458" imageanchor="1"></a><br> </div> <div><b>Laser Cutter Settings for 1/8" Masonite. </b></div> <div>Black was used to engrave the letters on the top of the table. Red was used to cut the design. Blue was NOT used or tested.</div> <div>I also found it easier to turn OFF the z-axis. I used the jog controls to move the laser over the top of the surface and then set the depth using theÂ gauge and the z-axis jog buttons on the Laser.Â </div> <div><br> </div> <div><img border="0" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-y9Pt3rB3mSA/ULPqjodNTgI/AAAAAAAABUk/-znuHEfb77g/s400/IMG_0154.JPG"><br> <div><br> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div>