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Could someone please help me to identify this?

Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:25 am
by janapriya
I see the shopeoko is placed on a mat or something. It seems providing some friction as well as some vibration absorption. Does anyone know where i can buy that? Thanks
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Re: Could someone please help me to identify this?

Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:41 am
by crazeegeek
Non-slip, non-skid, anti-skid matting. It's usually made of either foam or rubber and can be found at most stores as drawer liners. You will also find some specialized listings with names such as router mat.

Re: Could someone please help me to identify this?

Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:10 am
by Ing Chao

Re: Could someone please help me to identify this?

Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:09 am
by janapriya
Thanks guys!

Re: Could someone please help me to identify this?

Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:05 am
by edwardrford
@ing Chao: You were really close!

it's actually this: http://www.harborfreight.com/18-inch-x- ... y-8iPldWSo

(note the mesh vs non-mesh).

I no longer use the non-slip liner directly under my machine. Instead, I have my machine on a piece of plywood, and I placed the non-slip between the plywood and the bench that it sits on. In my non-technical opinion (never measured anything) the non-slip reduces the transmission of vibration from the machine to the bench top, and because of that, it seems like it's less loud than without it.

-Edward

Re: Could someone please help me to identify this?

Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:13 am
by janapriya
Thanks Edward! I would definitely like to try that out.

Re: Could someone please help me to identify this?

Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:30 am
by chambrot
I bought some of this at Sears. They sell it for lining the bottoms of tool boxes.

J

Re: Could someone please help me to identify this?

Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:51 pm
by MeanderBolt
Sound wise... The nice thing about this stuff, is that because of it's squishy nature, it should also decouple the Shapeoko from the surface, therefore any sound emanated from the table (table becoming sound radiator) should be greatly reduced.

Re: Could someone please help me to identify this?

Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:56 pm
by regressedEE
Another option is Sorbothane. You can get 4 half-spheres 3/4 inch in diameter on ebay for less than $10. They should fit nicely on the bottom of the 20mm extrusions.

Re: Could someone please help me to identify this?

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:10 pm
by janapriya
Thanks guys!

For plywood what would be the thickness recommended?

J.