First project on my M2 build, a sign for a buddy who had to get back surgery (his second) after 4 hours fighting a marlin last year.
I had all the various lumber & microlam bits leftover from other projects. I did a 12’ wide top beam 30" above the workspace. I did the custom weights from some random leftover steel to get my sled weight around 30 pounds. And did a counterweight system rather than the spring. Working well so far.
I’ve surfed a fair bit on this forum so didn’t have too much trouble getting it running. Built in about a week and got it calibrated yesterday & cutting today.