This table came about after a handful of Youtubers were asking about budget builds, belt drive, etc. Originally the table was going to use V bearings for linear motion but my rail concept did not work as planned. These knockoff hiwin style linear guides were just about $300 for all 4 with blocks. I ditched rack and pinion in favor of cheaper belts, skipped the water holding tank/pump for only a drain and scored a Harbor Freight Plasma cutter for $260 off ebay. The entire build was about $2500 give or take. After the machine was working it was passed off on craigslist so I could get started on the 4×4.
Recertified PC from Craigslist – Dell Optiplex 780
Northern tool 3″ casters and one pair Hobart Glasses
Rii i8 Mini Wireless Keyboard
Estop Button – $10
Mini Linear Guide for TNG, Ebay Special
Chicago Electric Used Plasma Cutter
Joe Fazzio Steel for Water pan and Misc – 2×2 11ga steel box tubig was left over from another build
25 x 77 x 1000 mm drag chain (3) – Ebay
Proma THC – Ebay
6U Server Cabinet – Ebay
McMaster Collar – Will hold PT40 and PT60 hand torches – https://www.mcmaster.com/#9746T6
OpenBuilds Z axis 250mm – https://openbuildspartstore.com/c-beam-linear-actuator-bundle/
Unavailable as I did not keep any records of this. Much of the machine was put together off the cuff.