First I want to say massive thanks to everybody who has been develloping the machine and the software. Thank you, Thank you!
After some initial problems I got my Maslow running pretty well, so it was time to put to the test if the machine is capable of cutting acurately. Also I was learning Fusion 360 (after having used Inventor for a few years), and needed some exercise.
When I saw some really cool youtube video’ s of Matthias Wandels Pantorouter, my project was born.
The Pantorouter is a router on a pantograph arm capable of making both mortisses and tenons the analogue way, using a patern twice the size of the actual mortis or tenon. A musthave for everybody that is into traditional woodworking.
It has a lot of moving parts: the four piece pantograph arm stands on a sled that provides for the plunging of the router, the sled is moved for and aft by two levers, on the sled there’s a height-adjustable bridge for the interchangeable patern. And there is a tilting table to clamp the workpiece onto.
My pantorouter is made out of 4mm and 12mm baltic birch ply, and some pieces of 40mm ply I had left over from an other project. My design consists of boxes with sides that interlock with each other, so the machine will be stiff, dimensions will be true and the holes for the axis’ will align.
The Maslow cuts turned out to be pretty acurate, I think the only problem appears when the sled cants a bit when the material it slides over is not flat enough.
The Pantorouter works great, and is very acurate too.
Best regards from the Netherlands,
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