Custom Honeycomb bed is the best.

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Anthony Zeh
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Custom Honeycomb bed is the best.

Postby Anthony Zeh » Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:27 pm

I went with a Honeycomb panel. I got this stuff at my local metal supplier and it was $20 which gave me enough to make 4 beds worth. I have a steel plate underneath and have 1/2" risers to hold the honeycomb off the bottom for air extraction. The Square is just for reference, not so much for exact measurements. the holes in the honey comb are 3mm, so I have two lengths of 3mm pins I can drop in anywhere. I use 30mm pins to reference materials, and 25 mm pins for stand off supports. This works awesome and you can put a pin in anywhere you need it for the greatest support. I also made a small tool to clean out holes as the get clogged with debris. There is no combustible materials in this setup which could cause a fire, ike a wood base or acrylic as I have seen other do.
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Willy Ivy
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Re: Custom Honeycomb bed is the best.

Postby Willy Ivy » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:17 pm

I could not agree with you more. I switched to honeycomb after loosing my first laser and almost my shop due to a wooden nail bed. Cost me another laser, 10 days work to repair fire damage and many headaches and hours to set up again. Not to mention the dollars.
Why use something flammable if you do not need to.
I actually like using the honeycomb better and it works great with risers underneath it.
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Dustin Hawkinson
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Re: Custom Honeycomb bed is the best.

Postby Dustin Hawkinson » Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:09 am

Tony - Where did you pick up the honeycomb from? Did you get it cut somewhere?
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Anthony Zeh
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Re: Custom Honeycomb bed is the best.

Postby Anthony Zeh » Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:40 pm

In Phoenix they carry it at Industrial Metal Supply. It cuts with a sharp utility knife with a straight edge. DON'T try to cut all the way through on the first cut, Cut in about 3 passes for the best results and start cuts from the center to the edge rather than the edge to the center for best cutting results. If you cut from the edge in, the honeycomb with compact and make it difficult to cut.
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Dustin Hawkinson
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Re: Custom Honeycomb bed is the best.

Postby Dustin Hawkinson » Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:51 pm

Awesome thanks
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Erik Goetheer
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Re: Custom Honeycomb bed is the best.

Postby Erik Goetheer » Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:09 pm

That is looking great, thanks for the idea. I was planning to make a stable bed from wood or acrylic with rivets, but I'm going to reconsider that as I don't want a fire in my shed.
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