I just wanted to share an idea about what an enclosure can look like. My workshop doesn’t have infinite space and the initial idea was to have and up-down table which in the lower position could work as an additional work surface and in the upper position be placed above the other workbench. For that to happen I need a table with wheels…
I found a really rugged up-down table in the second-hand marked and had to draw and 3D print mounting brackets for the wheels. One important thing was to be able machine long parts in the CNC so I need the ability to open the enclosure in both ends. This also for maintenance and cleaning. -with the wheels, be able to turn it around. The table became to high in the lower position to be suitable as an additional work surface but I am quite happy with the design.
Still working on how to make the vacuum hose become connected when closed and for a wide area movement, but I have and idea. “Emergeny stop” has been a mandatory since day one, and I am really happy that I found some useful information about the Feed Hold Switch in this forum. -to be add outside the enclosure it in the following days.
Regarding sound and dust - Much better and less sharp sound. Can run it without hearing protection, but I rather still keep them on. The workshop is in my basement and the enclosure helps increase the WAF.