Shapeoko 3 Upgrades – Part 1.1

I finished up the torsion table tonight. Well all except for the second layer on the top.

I glued and screwed all the rest of the ribs in.

01-ribs

Then I marked the position of the long ribs on the bottom skin so I knew where to put the screws.

02-marking

Followed up with spreading glue on all the ribs and drilling holes and driving screws.

Done.

03-bottom

Unfortunately, while the table might be stiff and rigid, it’s not quite flat. I flipped it over and laid a straightedge across it and it’s got a hump in the middle. I guess I should have made a third support rail out of 2×4 to hold the center up.

Oh well, when I glue the top on it I can flatten it out. Not that it will be easy, but I can make it flatter.

That’s all for today. I’ll have to take some photos of the other mods I’ve already done and add them to this thread.

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