Everything is looking good. I am using the triangle linkage arms (not the ring) because I miscalibrated the machine and turned my head during the first cut. When I looked back the Maslow sled was in the air above the board and the ring was went from a “C” to a “J” shape… but I digress.
The issue I have is that the sled is tipping up off the worksurface at it moves to the top. I’m talking about a quarter to half inch.
Any ideas on what I’m doing wrong? I’m guess it should be flat across the whole surface.
The only thing I can think of is your chains are not parellel to the work surface and the motors are too far above in terms of z. You can also adjust the ring height which will mess with center of gravity also though.
Hi Guys ! … i finally got my maslow setup.
And i have similar issue. But only when the sledge is going down. When its moving up, its flat against the wood. Is about 3-4 mm. Where do you think i should start correcting?
Yes, Most likely your handle will need to come off too. Once you raise the ring you will see the top of the sled start coming in towards the project board. You can lift the sled by the chains to see how the sled is balanced as well.
*Edit: Also from looking at the top picture, you are going to want to adjust your tension on the slack chains along the top board. You will get a chain wrap if you try to run anything.
Yes. The 5mm is just a rough guess. It could be more, that you need to raise.
What I meant to say is, just raise it enough to close that gap on your down moves.
Going too high will have similar negative effects mirrored.