Sunday, 13 August 2017

Maslow Arrival
 
My Maslow CNC router kit has arrived, so I have been making a frame for it. The frame is a one-off that fits on a wheeled trolley I made a while ago for sheet material storage. The dimensions seem to be absolutely correct for a Maslow frame, strangely, as I didn't build it with the CNC machine in mind.
The kit looks like this after it has exited the box.




The frame so far is a double A frame with some chipboard flooring for a sacrificial routing surface. (It's really cheap, which means it is comfortably sacrificial).


The A frame is constructed similarly to the standard Maslow frame, and I'm keeping the dimensions very similar even though I will be using smaller plywood sheets than the 8 x 4 foot sheets Maslow was designed for.
 
I'm planning on putting triangular motor mounts on the cross beam, hopefully they will be rigid enough for the motor/chain stresses. If not, then I'll look at a single beam across the top and supports. I'm using up a lot of material I have hanging around, hence a different design and varied materials.
 
3D Printing Failure
 
While attempting to make one of these:

I made one of these:

Shame it's not as useful.


Friday, 4 August 2017


A Bit of Leather Work

I made some new straps for this bag, using leather rather than a plastic version of leather that was originally used.






One of the original straps had just worn out:




While I was doing work on the bag, I also replaced the popper that was on a closing strap with a new one, as the old one had been bent out of shape: