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tylerwebster206

A donkey processing contraption in a mall? What in the world?


Bushpylot

That's why I took a picture of it. I was stunned myself and wondered what the shop was. If it's apparent from this contraption, it's beyond me. Maybe I need to post this in WTF. But at least I know someone has looked at all my pics and read the caps


Bushpylot

So, I printed a fitting guide, a router guide, a shim and a support frame (shim and frame I forgot to photograph). It is extremely snug in its hole. I have it secured through the desk with it's own mount, longer screws and a shim. It's pretty solid with just that, but with the support frame, it's solid. I love this printer!


deprecatedcoder

What do you mean by a shim? Like a trim piece?


Bushpylot

My desktop is 8.75mm too thin to use the Virpil support on the front of the mount. The shim takes up that extra space making it a tight fit. I drove the mounting screws through the desk into itself, locking the mount in place. Its supported from the bottom too, but the additional bracket really snugs things up


deprecatedcoder

Gotcha. In that case you should really print a trim piece to cover the visible part of the hole and either the heads of the mounting screws or allow them to install through it. For how much work you've done so far it would really tidy it up nicely. Just my 2ยข anyway.


Bushpylot

I've thought of that. I'd have to do a large portion of the table (which would be done in segments). The main purpose not being aesthetics, but to make the mouse pad sit flat. I may find a desk-topper of some sort and fit it to the station, which could obfuscate things more. There a larger rebuild pending. I need to redesign the entire cockpit. Assuming I keep the table, which I think I will, I'll rebuild it out of a better wood and countersink the screws. I need to have access to them for disassembly, but I may also go with my option #2, the stick elevator. If I widen the hole a little and make a door, I can use V-Rail to make a track and have the stick rise up out of the desk. It's this stupid addiction to tinkering. I'm never done.