((Note: Revised 8/23 with improved tolerances…))
What are these, incredibly realistic keychain fobs? Earrings for a Texan ball? Props for a spaghetti western dollhouse? None of those things, my friend!
They are stabilizing boots for your 'Forge! Resting on the bottom of your machine and out of the way of any moving parts, these little guys keep your tray from moving even a fraction of a kerf. Seriously, it’ll be solid as a rock.
Now you’ll be one step closer to consistent-placement bliss! You can rely on an absolute position for that ruler you have taped along your tray’s edge. You can fiddle with fasteners or slide material through your pro unit’s passthrough without nudging the tray out of place. It’s great!
Just follow these simple steps:
Download the svg: the_boot_tray_stabilizer_v2.svg.zip (18.7 KB)
Insert a 1/4" thick sheet (draftboard recommended) and upload the svg.
Set the intricate inner designs to “score” at 125/3, leave the glorious outline as “cut”, and ignite the fiery beam!
Power down your Forge and remove the tray.
Insert the boots as shown:
Replace the tray, placing it towards the back of the machine (out of its grooves) and then sliding it forward into the space between the boots.
Snug the tray firmly into its final position. The wiggle is gone!
- v2 (18-08-23)
– smaller toe to ensure tray sinks completely into grooves, now has same depth tolerances with or without the boots (at least on my machine)
– secret snakeskin layer (shh!)