I finished building my Maslow Saturday night! And it’s working well, I was able to cut out a few nice things on Sunday.
My frame is a wall mount frame. I’ve seen a lot of discussion of wall mount frames lately so I figured I’d put mine out there too. I fully intended to take pictures during the build process, but I got caught up in the excitement and completely forgot.
At the last minute I decided to build it in the garage instead of the shed out back, so I needed to build a wall mount frame that can fold flat up against the wall so my (future) wife and I can still park our two cars in the garage.
When ‘put away’ it’s only 6 inches thick, if you don’t count the sled/router and the top bar (which is high enough that it’s not in the way anyway). For the legs, it uses a 2x4 with a bolt through the middle to act as the hinge so that they can fold flat into the frame. I did just a bit of quick math to figure out how long to make those legs to get an angle of 13°, but I wasn’t super precise about it so I don’t know the exact angle but it’s definitely somewhere between 10° and 15°.
It uses some 1 1/2" wide gate hinges to hang on the wall. Each one is rated for 30 lbs and I have 8 of them holding it up (one in each stud in the wall that the frame crosses).
I already have a few improvements planned, the biggest being that I need to remove the 2x4 that I’m using as the bottom lip to hold the work piece because it’s too thick and the sled catches on it when it tries to cut that low (I math-ed wrong, 3/4 plus 3/4 does not equal the thickness of a 2x4).
The whole thing is 10ft wide and a little over 8ft tall. I designed it so that I could put a 1ft skirt all the way around so that I can cut to the edge of the work piece (I haven’t gotten that far yet). The top bar is 18 inches above the work piece (in the y axis, not the z axis), but there’s enough room that I can raise it some later, if needed.