CNC router in damp workshop

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CNC router in damp workshop

Post by bigandsmelly » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:21 pm

Hello there

I've got a CNC router constructed from machined board. Unfortunately it currently resides in an unheated, non-insulated workshop. I'm concerned that over time the damp will wreck it, or it will warp resulting in poor accuracy.

Does anyone have any thoughts on the matter and/or any possible suggestions? It's covered with a load of thick blankets but I was wondering if some sort of water proof cover would be better. Am I worrying for no reason or is this justified?

Thanks

Max

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Re: CNC router in damp workshop

Post by cncpaul » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:12 am

Hi Max,
Any machine in a non-insulated workshop is liable to dampness, the blankets are a good start, my workshop is 300 yards from the Atlantic l use blankets to cover my machines when not in use.

What is the machined board is your CNC made from ?

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Re: CNC router in damp workshop

Post by bigandsmelly » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:36 am

Hi Paul

Thanks for the response and sorry for the slow reply.

It is made from some sort of course grained ply, if that makes sense. I'm not really sure what it is, to be honest.

Okay well if you reckon that blankets are a good approach then I will continue thus.

Max

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Re: CNC router in damp workshop

Post by cncpaul » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:11 pm

Max,

I would strip the machine down, fine sand the plywood then prime and paint, if the machine is small you could get away with rattle can spray.


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