Maslow, and other home-use CNC routing machines

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  • 31 May 2018 14:25
    Reply # 6275204 on 4849282

    Good to hear of progress, Jerry. The Maslow isn't going to be as accurate as the Goliath or the Shaper, but accurate enough for boatbuilding, and cost effective, whereas the other two wouldn't be, for a one-off project.

    Also of interest in the UK might be the OX CNC machine, built from a kit of parts. The largest size will work on half a sheet of plywood at a time, but looking at the photos, I can see no reason why a full sheet cannot be worked, half the sheet first, then moved along to complete the second half

  • 30 May 2018 21:56
    Reply # 6273994 on 4849282

    I just spent about a week messing around with the Maslow.  I've built a modification to the original that people of the Maslow forum came up with.  Seems to be working a lot better than when I put it together last year.  It still has problems at the edges due to the way the sled is attached to chains.  There is a newer sled version that fixes this, I'm awaiting parts to build that one.  I ran some parts for a dinghy I'm building and it looks fairly good, within about .5 MM.  Full report on my blog www.windsheimusvi.com with pictures  I'll report back once I get the newer sled built and tested.

    Jerry Barth

  • 10 May 2018 15:52
    Reply # 6147053 on 6146655
    David Tyler wrote:

    There's another kickstarter project that's worth keeping an eye on:  http://www.goliathcnc.com/

    I just found the price (it ships in September 2018): $2980.

    That would pay for quite a lot of commercial CNC work, so it's a non-starter.

  • 10 May 2018 15:38
    Reply # 6147031 on 6145466
    David Tyler wrote:
    Scott Dufour wrote:

    Funny that you should put this on here, David.  I just ordered one for some non-boat projects, and curiosity.  Due to arrive at the end of August.  I'll report on my experience when I've played with it a bit.  

    Did you make any headway with the Maslow, Scott?

    I ended up cancelling my order - they seem a good little startup, but they made the mistake of delaying delivery long enough for my buyer's remorse to become stronger than my curiosity and enthusiasm.

    But I want to see cool photos of what Jerry does.

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  • 10 May 2018 14:48
    Reply # 6146974 on 4849282

    I've got the Maslow, due to time constraints haven't got past the calibration of the final product. First project is to make templates for a chair, then on to building a small catamaran dinghy directly from CNC files. The calibration is fairly involved, and I've had some problems with the chains skipping or wrapping. Others have figured out solutions so I think I can get it working well soon. I will report back.

    Jerry Barth

  • 10 May 2018 07:35
    Reply # 6146655 on 4849282

    Me? No, I don't think so. I'm just thinking of how to facilitate the process of getting the SibLim 7 from dreamboat to reality. Not for me, I'm too long in the tooth and already have a boat (much as I'd love to have a SibLim). For others.

    There's another kickstarter project that's worth keeping an eye on:  http://www.goliathcnc.com/

  • 09 May 2018 22:36
    Reply # 6146186 on 4849282

    Are you thinking of building one yourself?

  • 09 May 2018 16:00
    Reply # 6145466 on 4852278
    Scott Dufour wrote:

    Funny that you should put this on here, David.  I just ordered one for some non-boat projects, and curiosity.  Due to arrive at the end of August.  I'll report on my experience when I've played with it a bit.  




    Did you make any headway with the Maslow, Scott?
  • 09 May 2018 15:46
    Reply # 6145458 on 4849282

    Last year, we were talking about this DIY CNC gadget, and it looked like a useful tool, looking for a job to do. Now I'm close to having a job for it to do, in the shape of the SibLim 7m.

    Food for thought ...

  • 26 May 2017 10:51
    Reply # 4853966 on 4849282

    Of course, what immediately flashed through my mind was " would it be possible to create a kit of parts for SibLim? Or, more feasibly, a SibLing at about 20ft?"

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