Hey guys. Haven’t had a chance to use the Maslow, I plan on purchasing one after I get done with my Korea Tour. In the mean time, I have been intrigued with the product and been reading up in the forums. Here is my design idea, keep in mind I’m CNC illiterate. All criticism and comments welcome.
This idea does away with the sled, weights, bungies and has closed loop chains.
Mount a Travel Bar vertical in the middle. The Travel Bar swings left and right on a direct drive motor or closed loop chains drive, mounted at the top. The travel bar mount can be adjusted manually in and out to allow for different thickness of stock.
The Router will move up and down on the travel bar on a bearing mount by being directly attached to the chain. The Router Travel Bar Motor will be attached at the top of the Travel Bar just under the Travel Bar Swing Motor. The other end of the Travel Bar will have an idler sprocket and tension sprocket.
The Travel Bar will have to be about 74" long to reach the bottom corners. Which will increase the width of the Maslow. May neat a slippery bottom surface application.
Z axis will be mounted to the Router’s bearing mount.
The entire Maslow may need to be tilted at more the the current.
I’ll do up a drawing to give some visual to my idea.