Project of the Week / Community Gardener for May 2, 2018

Nominations are open for this week’s Project of the Week (PotW) and Community Gardener (CG) awards. You can nominate simply by replying to this thread. Self-nominations are allowed.

The selected project will be highlighted in the Maslow newsletter. The user will receive a “Project of the Week” or “Community Gardener” badge on the forums, a cold hard tungsten carbide prize from Bar and Hannah, and @Scotty’s first edition Maslow Test Rig (Using toilet paper to test my Maslow Hey, Scotty, how’d you get in the PotW call for nominations two weeks in a row?)

The approximate weekly schedule is: nominations close no earlier than Saturday, voting Sunday & Monday, announcement Tuesday. After nominations from the community have been made, I’ll post a poll for the community to pick a winner. If we don’t get enough nominations, I will randomly select projects from previous weeks’ nominations, the back issues of the Maslow newsletter, Made on Maslow, and of course the Community Garden website to appear in a poll. Projects that don’t win in a poll can be renominated on subsequent weeks. Any project can only win once, but any person can win multiple times.

What makes a PotW? It can be a project (old or new) made on a Maslow CNC that shows off the Maslow’s capabilities, or demonstrates a new way of using the Maslow, or just plain looks cool. There is also a Maslow Community Contributor of the Week for great contributions to the Maslow community, which is run by TheRiflesSpiral; nominations which better fit that award will be forwarded to him.

What makes a Community Gardener? It can be anyone who creates or contributes to a project on the Community Garden website ( 5 2 12). By posting to the CG, you make the project available to the community and you create the opportunity for other users to improve on your design. Vote however you like, but I hope to encourage collaborative projects.

Final note: like most things here on the forums, the community is what makes PotW/CG successful. Suggestions for improving the PotW/CG and volunteers to help run the thread are always welcome.


No nominations from the floor? Well, I’m going to grab a few projects from the last week and throw in a few from the past. Two polls, so be sure to scroll down. So let’s vote!

This week we’ll start with Community Gardener

  • Maslow Logo
  • Slide with BUILT IN dust collector.
  • Arabic Line

0 voters

Arabic Line -

Slide with BUILT IN dust collector. - image
Maslow Logo - image

Project of the Week - [edit: shop sign incorrectly attributed]

  • bar’s PlyPAD
  • ShinyPancho’s Workshop Logo
  • mlugo’s Somersault Slim Chair
  • archepg’s Shop Sign Project
  • madgrizzle’s American flag/Liberty Bell

0 voters

madgrizzle’s American flag/Liberty Bell image

archepg’s Shop Sign Project image

mlugo’s Somersault Slim Chair image

ShinyPancho’s Workshop Logo image

bar’s PlyPAD

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The shop sign is my project. Incorrect attribution.

Corrected, thanks.

The people have spoken, and the Slide with BUILT IN dust collector takes the CG prize, while archepg’s Shop Sign Project wins PotW! Great stuff, everyone!


Does anyone know who made the Slide with built in dust collector? I’m having trouble figuring out who it is to send them the router bits

Hi Guys,

I was thrilled to find out that I won the weekly prize. I have more pictures and instructions to update. I was having trouble uploading the pictures to the wiki.


Congratulations! For your security, though, I’d suggest you send your address in a PM and remove it from the forum. :wink:

Ok, I removed the address. I’m still having trouble loading pics to the wiki to update the instructions. Can U help?

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Can you supply a link to the page you’d like to add the picture to? The solution is different for different destinations. I think I figured it out - the Community Garden page, yes? :grin:

The link to the instruction file is:
Slide-with-BUILT-IN-dust-collector./ at master · MaslowCommunityGarden/Slide-with-BUILT-IN-dust-collector. · GitHub :sunglasses:

Adding to a Community Garden page involves getting comfortable with github. The idea is that a project ‘belongs’ to the community, so everyone must make changes to a personal copy and propose those changes to the community. In short, you:

  • ‘fork’ the project to make a personal copy of the project,
  • then make changes to the personal copy,
  • then commit’ the changes to your fork of the project,
  • and finally ‘compare and open a “Pull Request”’ on the original project

As the creator, though, you might be able to upload files using this button:

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Thanks for your help, I’ll give it another try.
Cheers, Andre


@blurfl is right that because you are the project creator you have access to edit the project directly. You should be able to click the pen button on the right side to edit that file

You will also be able to upload files using the upload files button @blurfl pointed out.

You can find complete instructions under the “Instructions” tab here:

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Looks like I successfully loaded the pictures and instruction in an earlier session. So I have two pull requests active (one should be deleted). Does it need a final commit to go live?


I agree with Your change request for the title SLED instead of SLIDE but don’t know how to change.



You should be able to just press the “Merge Pull Request” button, but that won’t show up until you get the email inviting you to access the repository…hmmm. It won’t let me send the email again because it doesn’t want me to spam you.

I could change the project to be “community managed” which would let the robot automatically take over merging pull requests.

Where do you see the second pull request? I just see the one here:

Ok, you can go ahead and change the project to managed. Thanks.


Were you never able to track down the email from GitHub inviting you to access the repo? It still won’t let me send the email again :roll_eyes:

I’m going out on a limb here but I think the link in the email might be:

Does that link let you accept the invitation?