Project of the Week / Community Gardener for May 9, 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 the true meaning of Spindle Automation = 1 will be revealed to you by @AIW!

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 ( 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.

I am proud of this for utilizing exciting materials and committing until reaching a really great final product!

Color-core sign mounted in treated lumber

Original struggles:

Strange errors

Final product:


I nominate Clint Loggins 45 minute skate board.

If for no other reason that the story just made my day.


I nominate @Dustcloud’s Ron Paulk Workbench for ‘project of the week ‘. I’m envious!


I nominate @Andrew_Sears for his display pedestal

and I also nominate @ScrumdyBum for his cubs sign (If it wasn’t last week):

AND @Blsteinhauer88 for his welcome sign because I appreciate that he was the very first person to ever start posting projects and he’s still cranking them out:


What do you guys think about a nominate button similar to the “like” button?
Either most nominations clicks could win or some how just allow the nominate button to be clicked once and it will send it to @jwolter post each week. I think I would prefer all of the nominations going to another post because its a nice end of the week recap.

I just see a lot of projects that I would nominate at the time but they slip my mind after reading all of the other posts.

*Edit: Or maybe it creates another Post with a link to the original stating "%Post name%: was nominated for POTW by %user%. New nominations would just append to this weeks post


I’d like to see something like that. I have no idea how customizable Discourse is, though it is open source.

We have lots of nominations this week, but I’m going to add just one more: Jayster’s Manually Built Final Sled


Time for our weekly polls for PotW and CG. Remember to scroll down and vote in both polls.

The Project of the Week Poll

  • Arichards’s Color-core sign
  • clintloggins’s 45 Minute Skateboard
  • Dustcloud’s Ron Paulk Workbench
  • Andrew_Sears’s Bronze Sculpture Pedestal
  • Blsteinhauer88’s Welcome Sign
  • Jayster’s Manually Built Sled

0 voters

Jayster’s Manually Built Sled

Blsteinhauer88’s Welcome Sign

Andrew_Sears’s Bronze Sculpture Pedestal

Dustcloud’s Ron Paulk Workbench

clintloggins’s 45 Minute Skateboard

Arichards’s Color-core sign

The Community Gardener Poll

  • Goat pedestal
  • Maslow Ring System
  • Original Maslow Sled Design

0 voters

Original Maslow Sled Design

Maslow Ring System

Goat pedestal

This week is hard to choose I don’t what to rush when is the poll over @jwolter

I will close the poll Tuesday evening. That way Bar and Hannah can include the results in the newsletter.


so for the last poll, is it like rock paper scissors, as without the sled you would not have the other two, without the ring the goat pedestal would not look as good, and the sled would still need its very awesome maths…etc etc Maths wins (like dynamite in rock paper scissors lol haha


These were the most active PotW/CG polls yet, vote-wise. Arichards’ very professional looking Color-Core sign took top honors as the Project of the Week. Meanwhile, in the Community Garden, Bar edged out Bar and, er, Bar for the Community Gardener prize. :laughing:

Keep posting your projects and collaborations!

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