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Cutting Hardwood Planks with Maslow

Howdy ALL:

I have my Maslow on order, and have modeled the “default” frame so I could modify it to fit in my 6’2" low ceiling shed.

I have some projects in mind that would require the ability to cut hardwood planks. For example, hybrid plywood / hardwood chairs where the “seat” and “back” would be contoured from multiple pieces of hardwood, boat frame pieces, artwork…

I haven’t seen anything indicating that others have done this, but seems possible.

I’m envisioning a second plywood “spoilboard” of equal thickness to my hardwood plank. With a “window” in the center or some such, where my plank would reside. I can see it being reusable, with various shapes to fill in the gaps around irregular boards and to give Maslow a smooth running surface.

How tell Maslow where the piece of wood is located?

Has anyone attempted this?

Thanks.

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Before you start a cut, you manually jog the sled to the point you want to be (0, 0).

Define Home Positon
take a gander at the other thread you posted about this.

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OK, great.

I’m going to be new to CNC also but I’m aware of the concepts.

Thanks.

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Zeke,

Could you build a router sled with glides on the side and across the face. This would allow the router to stay in a neutral height across the whole surface. The plank would sit on the full panel either screwed or clamped in place (maybe even hot glue).

Something like this https://www.woodpeck.com/board-mill.html

like this one?

kind of like a panel saw, but a surface jointer/planer function?