Well, I would want something thicker, and stronger than 3/4" plywood, maybe a torsion box, but that was my first thought also, as a hinged top. Possibility of it doing work with the top/work surface down also. K.I.S.S. rules.Why not just leave the CNC set up in that recessed cabinet and drop a piece of 3/4 inch plywood over the top of it when you need a work surface?
Obvious answer. Make the top whatever height you want for a work table, and have the CNC part fixed to raise and lower - a mini-elevator. Not hard to do, with the proper stuff.Pretty neat concept, but I think it’s to low for a cnc, and to high for a work table ..
Wow, I am really waiting to hear about your experiment. For a non-square CNC (16 x 24), would it make sense for the narrow axis to be the vertical?I've considered mounting a Probotix Comet (25" x 25" cutting area) vertically with the gantry vertical rather than horizontal. This is an experiment I may try out first with one of the Probotix V90-MK2 CNCs. 4D