So lets start this new build log with the machine base.
We start of with the conventional Optimum BF20L Vario mill.
With this machine comes a standard base cabinet and chip collection plate.
But looking at this chiptray we can see that the workshop will become a mess when using this.
Sadly i do not have any machinery to make a metal chiptray, so lets see…
Oke lets go with a waterproof MDF, you know the green MDF used in bathrooms etc.
This is the design we came up with for the chip / coolant tray.
After cutting up the MDF its put together with nails and construction glue.
And afterwords its painted in a 2K Acrylic paint lets hope this will hold up against the coolant.
(Paint used : 2K WU Topcoat WB RAL7011 sold by Goedhuys paints)
Looking closer to these images you can see that in the left back corner there is a drain for the coolant.
All the parts are made so that all fluid should go to that corner.
For those of you who are converting a BF20L or a similar machine like the Grizzly G0704
I will try to make all parts, plans and drawings available.
When using them it would be nice to link back, or mention us in return..
— Coolant-Chip-tray drawings —
— Bottom_Panel STL file if you are not able to slope the slots. —