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This guide will allow you to identify if you've received an improperly milled sacrificial plate, and it will show you the steps to follow to modify it for safe use with your BoXZY's milling head.

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  1. Check your sacrificial plate. If the bottom hole overlaps with the edge, then you should be good to go. If the bottom hole does not overlap with the edge then your plate might bump into the motor in the back of the machine once it has been installed. Check out the pictures for this step. The first picture shows a side-by-side comparison of the boards. The second picture is front view of an incorrectly milled sacrificial plate installed on the platform. The driver in question is at the very back of the machine. The last picture shows a top-down view of the incorrect plate installed. Notice how it fits extremely snugly with the motor (upper-left corner of the photo). This is WRONG!
    • Check your sacrificial plate. If the bottom hole overlaps with the edge, then you should be good to go. If the bottom hole does not overlap with the edge then your plate might bump into the motor in the back of the machine once it has been installed.

    • Check out the pictures for this step. The first picture shows a side-by-side comparison of the boards. The second picture is front view of an incorrectly milled sacrificial plate installed on the platform. The driver in question is at the very back of the machine.

    • The last picture shows a top-down view of the incorrect plate installed. Notice how it fits extremely snugly with the motor (upper-left corner of the photo). This is WRONG!

    • If you've looked at your plate and still can't tell if it's incorrectly milled, please snap a photo of it and send it to hadley@boxzy.com. We'll be happy to look at it for you.

  2. So you've looked at your plate and determined that you have an incorrectly milled one. Check out the photo to the left. The lines marked in Sharpie are where you should cut to alter the board to make it fit properly within BoXZY.
    • So you've looked at your plate and determined that you have an incorrectly milled one. Check out the photo to the left. The lines marked in Sharpie are where you should cut to alter the board to make it fit properly within BoXZY.

    • The Sharpie lines are guidelines for where to cut off the corners. You can go up and over 1 inch on each side and it'll accomplish what you need for the plate to fit correctly. You can use a table saw or a skil/circular saw to cut the MDF plate.

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Badley Bratt

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Just Helping - Reply

Hello,

Could you put some distance from the axis to drill holes on a new sacrificial plate

Thanks

Patrice

Patrice LOUVIGNY - Reply

Could you guys please provide a dimensioned drawings for a sacrifice board, with dimensions of all the fix plate holes, so people can print out paper templates on 11”x17” paper, that can be glued onto something being used as the sacrificial material. This way, people can cut out the basic dimensions of the sacrifice board without having to measure anything, and then they would pre-drill the board to easily access the fixturing holes.

Extra points if the BOXZY x=0, y = 0 location is located on the same file so people have a good rough idea on how to locate the milling head of the boxzy relative to the different fixturing holes. It would make fixturing a whole lot easier (especially in fusion360)

Michael Chernoff - Reply

Companies that provide wall mounted items (ex: the safety barriers people put up in homes to keep babies from falling down steps) often include paper templates for mounting the items.

Can BOXZY provide a paper template (maybe printable as a PDF file on 11”x17” paper) that can be used to guide the cutout of sacrifice boards with additional info on them such as the location of the BOXZY x=0, y=0 relative to the different fixturing holes?

Michael Chernoff - Reply

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