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Old 09-03-2019, 09:32 AM
Mr. Robot Mr. Robot is offline
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Default Newbie with 5x10 PANTHER and Spoilboard questions

Let me start out by saying I know I'm an ignoramous.

That being said, I've got a Panther 5x10 with T-Slots. I was wondering about cutting a spoilboard to align with said T-slots.
Does anyone happen to have a spare tap file that would work? I know im probably overthinking this but any information would help immensely.

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Old 09-03-2019, 11:58 AM
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My bed is way smaller than yours but what I did was to cut MDF strips to lay between the slots and to actually overlay the edges of the slots. I left space enough to get the screw into the slot. This way when you crank down the clamp you are putting counter force on the slots and are less likely to pull them out of the bed....FWIW
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Old 09-05-2019, 09:49 AM
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Thank you!
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Old 09-05-2019, 08:08 PM
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My end result is identical to what Joe mentions but I cut the openings with a .375 endmill after gluing a solid spoilboard on my Stinger II SR-44. It was darn easy to set x-y zero to the front left corner and then just measure over to the centerline of each tee-slot, create a file with the tool paths and then cut it. The hardest part was doing so with the Z-limit fixed so it wouldn't error out. That required either editing the TAP file or changing the limit in the WINCNC.INI file...I forget at this point which method I used at the time.
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