First off, after very little time building a frame and calibrating, I am shocked at how good things are working. The elegance of the Maslow design is hard to overstate. I think it’s amazing! Thank you to @bar, @dlang, @MeticulousMaynard, @Gero and all of the rest of this amazing community for providing me broad shoulders to stand upon.
I am excited to get to get to the Meticulous Z-Axis, and so I began with the design from the Garden. (I would like to say thank you to the author but I don’t see it there. Maybe @jwolter?) Dust chute, metal frame, alibaba z-carriage, water-cooled shield (yes I bought one of those) are all dancing in my head, but first, a bit of troubleshooting.
Can anyone tell me what caused this? I don’t believe I had any chain slippage or sled obstruction at the time. It just decided to wander there. (I know engineers love phrases like that!)
Next up is differing cut depth. I would like to ask whoever made the cutting paths how many depth plunges are involved in the design. I can go look at the code, which I will get to eventually. I suspect my issues come from a lack of spoil board support. I definitely have some warpage. The good news is that this gives me a proper excuse to rebuild and improve my frame now I have a better appreciation for the design.
My rig, as it stands today:
Bar’s bolt together frame with 10’ unistrut top bar, r2202, ring + original z-axis
@MakerMadeCNC - How about a billet aluminum meticulous z-axis kit? Christmas is coming…
Thank you all again for this amazing community.