Table top for Foreman 48x48

So I’ve ordered Elite Foreman, and now I need a table for it. Thought I’ll ask what you guys use for your tops…
I’m new to cnc world, and have much to learn yet. I know table needs to be sturdy, but if I want to modify it later, if I choose to (like cutting mortises), I want that flexibility. I looked at avid’s table/legs solution, and it looks like one can customize it according to one’s needs. Price is very steep, just wondering if there are any other company that have similar solutions at more friendlier price?

A great option is the qcw with legs.

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Yes, I know… just don’t know if you can add any shelves if one needs too?

Look in to the Kreg benches and making a torsion box for the top. That’s what I did. Lots of posts here about both.

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Hey all,

I wonder if anyone will adapt Fisher’s tilting table design to the 48″x48″ Foreman like @JimHatch did for the 48″x32″ Journeyman (as can be seen here) :slight_smile:

Or Lee’s @TDE Fold Down Wall Mounted CNC Table :slight_smile:

Tnx, I’ll check them out.

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I too am new to the CNC world, I ordered the Elite Foreman last month and making preps for arrival I was looking at this Kreg bench which I think will be big enough but was wonder if would be stable with movements of the CNC anybody have the Kreg bench?

Myself and many others here are using Kreg benches. Mine’s on wheels and is the 44x44 version. It does shake a bit, I just figure it is helping to dampen some of the impact of the rapid movement of the CNC. Kinda like springs on a car.

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I am preparing for the delivery of my CNC this is a Kreg 64x64 bench and I am going with 3/4” plywood for the top and shelf. Anybody got any good ideas for joint the two pieces of plywood? I was thinking of dominoes and clue and putting the joint in the back were it will see less wieght, maybe some angle aluminum bolted to the frame under joint for support. Thoughts?

https://link.shutterfly.com/HUYwWfsaOwb

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You’re going to need bracing of some sort even if you could use 1 piece of plywood. I went with a torsion box. Makes for a nice stiff table top and would also hold your 2 plywood sheets together.

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Look for suitable used tables in your local classifieds like Criagslist, FB marketplace, etc… I just picked up 2 ULine packing tables I’ll be using for the Foreman. Each table is close to 200lbs. They’ll require some modding, but all-in I paid less than I would have for just the Kreg frame pieces - and the metal on these tables is a lot sturdier than Kreg’s.

I still opted for the QCW to sit on top of all this.

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I did add some angle iron and then did a full length 1 1/2” hardwood spline to join the two pieces of plywood. I also lag bolted into the corner to reduce a movement. Waiting game now.



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Have you tried putting a straight edge across the table and checking for sag across the table? Have you tried it after putting some weight in the middle of the table?

You really want to avoid sag, it can mess up your vcarves and cut throughs.

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Yes, I was able to get it level, plus I have the QCW coming with the CNC so that will sit on this.

Ah. I didn’t know you were putting a QCW on it.