First saw the Maslow design about a week ago. I like the KISS concept in design but the Mas, as presented here won’t do what I need it to do. Has anyone tried to cross a Mas with a gantry type arm for the horizontal? Imagine the sled riding across a 10’ beam, one motor for left/right, the other for up/down. I can imagineer the beam so it won’t rack, counter balance it to eliminate weight if necessary. The sled would then be held above, not touching the work surface for 3d work. The only tension on the chains would come from pulling the bit thru the work instead of supporting the sled at awkward angles .
As background reference, I run a Thermwood 40 at work, need something with 4x8 capacity, small footprint, and a whale of a lot less electricity for my backyard mancave.
Am enjoying the articles photos and links on this site.