Just got my journeyman set this weekend and within 10min I knocked the brand new never even turned on monitor onto the the floor?! Nothing broke and all is well.
But, believe me when I tell you I’ve never built a piece of run and gun shop furniture so fast in my life. Must’ve slapped this new and improved monitor mount together in about 15min. Even made space for the makita wrenches. Hopefully this solves my clumsiness around brand new electronics!
Love the pocket hole joinery. The two in front look like eyes squinting in the dark. The area between the bottom of the unit and the top of the table looks like a grimacing mouth. The wrenches look like a forked tongue. Perfect for halloween!
Looks like all the cables coming out on the right almost force you to move the display way off to the left. Is it possible to flip the display 180 deg. and have the cables on the left. Or 90 deg. and let them come out the top or bottom.
Good move on slamming something together before you ended with a two piece display.
Now when you get time you can make something more refined if you feel the need. But it’s just a shop tool so totally not necessary.
I don’t have my machine yet but after seeing all the issues with the mount I am thinking I will go to some sort of articulated arm with a more sturdy tablet mount. Something that will let me swing it completely out of the way and still have a good grip on the tablet.
Thanks! @Bob_D! This one is just a means to an end for now. Just a quick fix and will be changing as I figure out what my CNC workflow will ultimately be.( this is all new stuff for me to learn)I personally won’t have a need for anything that articulates based on how I’ve got my shop set up(I think??) I’ve routed the cables in a way that I can still easily hand hold the screen if needed but still look clean and secure. Here’s my whole set up as of last night. I’ve built the 72”x 48” work table specifically for this machine.
I don’t have my machine yet but am thinking of a very similar waste board setup with Tee Tracks and separate pieces of MDF and dowel pins for repeatable setups. My question is how repeatable is the “Home” position to use for a zero position so I could potentially re-machine a single piece of waste board and have the dowel pins perfectly aligned with the other dowel pins in the other pieces of MDF?
Not sure if the bracket will hold the 10" monitor due to the attached piece on the back of the monitor, but I’ll probably remove it with a dremel as I do not want to go back to the included mount that came with the woodworker. The extra zip tie brackets I have added to zip tie it to the bracket arm in case it does pop off of from the magnets.
After trying out a few options, I ended up deciding on a tablet mount from iBolt in place of the included mount from Onefinity. Thanks @Storm27m for the suggestion.
This is the mount I decided on, it holds the 10" monitor without having to remove the attached magnetic bracket. It is very sturdy and is raised from the table to a comfortable eye level. I also added a usb extension since my controller is now mounted under the table. Here are a few links for more info on the mount and usb extension.
Gotta admit I had the same issue as John. Having the cables run out the right side makes no sense and lends itself to a very dicey setup. I decided to move the entire controller and monitor to the right and on the wall. That magnetic monitor mount will never see the light of day again.
I basically had to make new cables. It’s not really hard if you have the tools (which I do because I like to sleeve my cables for the PC). If you don’t, you’ll just have to get extension cables from Onefinity after which it would be straightforward. Yes, the entire controller box got mounted on the wall beside the Onefinity.