Avid CNC Ep3: Vertical & Horizontal Tables

Video Notes:

– Quick Track from Armor Tool: https://armor-tool.com/products/woodworking/t-track/
– TSO Products dogs for repeat locating: https://tsoproducts.com/dogs/
– Avid CNC: http://www.cncrouterparts.com/
– Machine file with all dimensions and vectors: https://jayscustomcreations.com/product/avid-cnc-machine-file-template-with-toolpaths-vcarve-pro-file/


  1. Thank you for all your posts. I like your inquiring mind and posting your errors as a learning experience.

  2. I ordered a 4’x9′ Avid CNC about 6 weeks ago with the thought of integrating a vertical table, so your setup is intriguing. I designed mine to leave the end x-beam off the table and moved the end legs back about 10″. This cantilevers the rails a very short distance but has the advantage of better access to the vertical table and the capability of hinging the vertical table to do compound angle cuts. I’ve only received the leg/table parts so far. With the table assembled, everything seems very stiff and looks good. I plan to make the vertical table substructure from aluminum extrusion so I have a flat, stiff frame to attach an MDF face. Working on the design now as I wait for the rest of my parts. I’m a long time woodworker and retired engineer but a complete neophyte to CNC so if you have and thoughts, I’d love to get them. Thanks again for sharing this info, I plan to incorporate a lot of your ideas on the horizontal – great ideas!

  3. Well designed for maximum functionality. Congratulations. The strips between the t-tracks were glued together but I assume they were glued to the first piece of MDF also. I couldn’t really tell but it would only make sense unless I’m missing something. Stay safe.

  4. Jay,
    Love the combination of tech and woodworking – I’m patterning a lot of my cnc setup off your ideas. In this video you mention an article that accompanies this video with an explanation of why you used carriage bolts instead of push-in nuts (around 24:00). I can’t find the article on your site – am I missing it somewhere? I want to have all the information available before I commit to a setup.

    Related – what lessons have you learned since setting up your spoilboard and vertical table that you’d recommend for someone about to go down the same path?

    Thanks for all the great content – very inspiring!


    • Ah, I glossed over that. In this particular situation, it was easier to slide in carriage bolts from the top rather than try to align the push-in nuts in a vertical section of extruded aluminum. Either will work though.

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