LAYZOR - DIY full K40 conversion

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LAYZOR - DIY full K40 conversion

Postby xfredericox » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:38 pm

Hi all,

I am currently working on a conversion from the K40 to an actual useful machine. Key here is minimal investment.

I've worked on the design for a month or so, and now that the parts are coming in, I am planning to log the build here.

People have told me it looks a lot like the 2.0x (or whatever it is called ;-) ). Actually that is how I found this site. In the mean time I've looked at the cad file and I don't really think there's that much in common other than the overall look. Which is not surprising since it looks pretty generic. Anyway I just wanted to say it is a 100% new design, not really based off anything, except some google images for inspiration.

I also have a blog in which I write full articles, but I guess I'll post some more ongoing pictures here as I am building it.

There are already 3 blog posts about it, which you can find here:
http://www.manmademayhem.com/?s=layzor

Finished design render:
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Currently I am building the frame.

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All profiles cut

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Leftovers from 10x 1980mm

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bed supports

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19mm cell honeycomb

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finished bed

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bottom

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top

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going vertical

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This is where I am today
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Re: LAYZOR - DIY full K40 conversion

Postby xfredericox » Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:30 pm

All custom parts are done!

http://www.manmademayhem.com/?p=3221

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Re: LAYZOR - DIY full K40 conversion

Postby xfredericox » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:08 pm

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Re: LAYZOR - DIY full K40 conversion

Postby xfredericox » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:26 pm

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Re: LAYZOR - DIY full K40 conversion

Postby xfredericox » Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:37 pm

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Re: LAYZOR - DIY full K40 conversion

Postby xfredericox » Fri May 04, 2018 2:10 pm

Huge update!
This is the home stretch.

http://www.manmademayhem.com/?p=3307
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Re: LAYZOR - DIY full K40 conversion

Postby JenniferT » Sat May 05, 2018 8:01 am

May updates
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Re: LAYZOR - DIY full K40 conversion

Postby xfredericox » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:57 pm

Hi all,
just wanted to let you know that this project is officially finished, and I just launched a dedicated LAYZOR website.

For those that don't know, the LAYZOR is a complete rebuild of a K40, but I recommend you read the full story on my blogpost:
http://www.manmademayhem.com/?p=3440
and the website itself:
http://www.manmademayhem.com/layzor
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Re: LAYZOR - DIY full K40 conversion

Postby Techgraphix » Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:50 pm

Nice build, but can i advise you to make a few small metal plates to support the screws from the hinges and gassprings? Your cover will live much longer then..
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Re: LAYZOR - DIY full K40 conversion

Postby xfredericox » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:21 pm

yeah I was already thinking about that, but now you convinced me ;-)

thanks :-)
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