I’m still in the process of getting my machine set up and this was the next step in the process. I made a magnetic mount for the 7w JTech laser that I bought with the Onefinity. This is a three piece mount. It has the mount that attaches to the laser itself, the 80mm spindle mounting bracket, and a side mounting bracket.
The laser can attach to the front bracket when in use and to the side bracket when not in use. That way, I don’t have to disconnect any wires to get the laser out of the way when it’s not in use. Each mounting piece has four magnets and four alignment keys/holes to keep things in place. The side mounting bracket is attached to the spindle mount with some double sided adhesive that came with the laser kit.
The brackets were cut out of some scrap 1/2" HDPE that I got from a local small business for free. The magnets are from the local hardware store. This is version 1 of the design so I’ll see if I need to make any mods after I get some use in.
This machine opens up a whole new level for me and my mind is blown by the precision and ease with which I could make something like this. The software used was VCarve Pro.