First Maslow4 cut - slightly smaller setup (95"x46")

Finally had some time to set up my Maslow4 and try my first cut this weekend! I’m brand new to CNC and used an upcut bit (which I’ve since learned via YouTube that this likely explains the fuzziness of the edges on my resulting piece). Even so, I was so stoked to see it working! Thanks so much to this community and the forums; having that resource was invaluable for getting me going.

A few interesting notes: I saw some comments in other areas of the Forums about using smaller frames and, while mine isn’t super small, it isn’t full sized. I simply used the workbench I already had in my garage and placed bolts on the 4 corners (bolts create the corners of a rectangle that is 94.5" wide and 46" tall).

I also used a smaller piece of 1/4" MDF that was roughly 24"x41" and therefore set calibration area to 18"x24" (didn’t want the sled running off my piece of MDF during cal.) and had it perform the 7x7 grid option. *NOTE: I also had a 1/4" piece of plywood under the MDF as a spoil board.

Ultimately it worked great. Also the bolts I’m the table seemed to work fine and I have extra nuts to use as lock nuts to prevent the cable ends from ‘climbing’ but ended up not using them for the actual cut and, for this, didn’t notice climbing occuring.

For the cut file I used the Maslow logo but focused on the M and added an oval to cut as a profile. I used MakerCAM after reading up on options in the forums and watching a bit of YouTube.

I have some feedback from my build/ assembly process as well and will try to add that to this topic later this week!

I have some other pictures to share, but as I’m a new Forums user, it tells me I can only post 1 image post for now. More to come!

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These look great!

I love the idea of using a table as a work surface like that…I’m also jealous that you have such a good big work table :grinning:

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MattD wrote:

A few interesting notes: I saw some comments in other areas of the Forums
about using smaller frames and, while mine isn’t super small, it isn’t full
sized. I simply used the workbench I already had in my garage and placed
bolts on the 4 corners (bolts create the corners of a rectangle that is 94.5"
wide and 46" tall).

I’m looking forward to some accuracy tests from you, that frame is long enough
that it makes a very narrow clean area (~63x13) and you may end up wanting to
make another set of anchors for a frame that’s shorter in order to get a wider
clean area

http://lang.hm/maslow/maslow4_frame.html

note that the white and red areas are where you start to get errors, not hard
limits.

I also used a smaller piece of 1/4" MDF that was roughly 24"x41" and therefore
set calibration area to 18"x24" (didn’t want the sled running off my piece of
MDF during cal.) and had it perform the 7x7 grid option. *NOTE: I also had a
1/4" piece of plywood under the MDF as a spoil board.

depending on how good a fitness score you got, you may end up wanting to do a
narrower range for calibration

but if it’s working to the accuracy that you need, you don’t have to change
anything.

David Lang

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