Austin and I went to Fablab last night, and got the top cut. It took longer than expected because of unforseen circumstances. First of all, his 4x8 sheet of MDF was actually 4' 1" x 8' 1". Second of all, the proximity switches on the Shopbot are set up so that you can cut to the corner of a 4x8 sheet of MDF, but not to the corners of a 4' 1" x 8' 1" piece of MDF. So, we made a few toolpath changes, cut one side at a time, and sent the bit flying through a pair of clamps. But, that was the only piece we got cut.
Anywho, Austin's bringing his TV on Friday anyway, and we'll try setting it up and using it as a TV (standing upright) until we can complete the table.
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