A new workspace

imageWith my increasing range of toys my scattered workspaces around the house were getting a little cluttered. I had A CNC mill sitting by the sink in the garage, a 3D printer upstairs by the PC and my PCB related stuff in boxes in the dining room. I was very tempted by a laser cutter but had no good space for it. Time for some rearranging!

I decided that the best thing to do was rip out some shelving and build a custom workbench. I planned it out as L shaped fitting into the corner of the room on the back of my garage. I went for shelving underneath on both sides and above on the left. It’s strong enough to stand on with no noticeable flex and had a replaceable surface for the inevitable damage it’ll take.


The final result, including my new laser cutter and trusty MF70 CNC mill. On the right you can see an emergency stop that kills all mains power to all the outlets birth above and under the bench. Very much a last resort!

3 thoughts on “A new workspace

  1. Hi
    I have seen you have done quite a lot of projects with your Proxxon MF70 cnc.
    I am currently doing some buckle made with duraluminium and are produced with CNC machinery, I was wondering if the Proxxon will be able do this sort of products?

    You can see the buckles at http://www.londonobags.com/collections-28-Belts_.html

    Thanks in advance for any information



    • The MF70 cuts aluminium fairly well, but you have to take it easy as it’s not a large mill. Obviously the size of pieces is limited too.

      I’d say the MF70 would be capable of making those buckles if it was a hobby project. If you wanted to churn them out as a business you might want something stronger.

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