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  • #93142

    Mike
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    I don’t have a ton of room in my garage, so I was toying with the idea of designing a wall mount for the machine. Has anyone tried this? I would guess that it would need to fold down from the wall to cut in the standard orientation because of the mass of the head..

     

    #93209

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    I think you should just make it fit on a shelf, more than a folding version.

    #93223

    Guffy
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    Mount two rails on side walls of your garage and build low rider for entire area 😉

    #93258

    Barry
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    Mount two rails on side walls of your garage and build low rider for entire area ?

    Would need a broom attachment…  ?

    #93260

    frosty
    Participant

    Mount two rails on side walls of your garage and build low rider for entire area ?

    Would need a broom attachment… ?

    Why bother with a tool change? Let the dust-collection system take care of everything.

    #93262

    Stephen
    Participant

    You might get some ideas from the Maslow System…. maslowcnc dot com. I think their frame takes up around 3 feet from wall, but not sure…

    #93299

    Barry
    Participant

    The maslow is designed to be hung though.  The mpcnc isn’t.

    #93300

    Mike Pensinger
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    If you were to mount it in a box on the wall so that the front of the box folded down and legs popped out to support it it would work.

    You run into a problem with the height of the Z axis but in reality you could make it quick disconnect and pull it out to store the machine.

    I say try it.

    #93304

    Stephen
    Participant

    Yeah I was thinking about maybe getting ideas from the frame setup they use. Replacing their frame with a table that would lean out of the way when not in use….but that may be getting into the weeds too much…lol.

     

    #93315

    Joseph
    Participant

    I’ve seen different versions of this idea used before with smaller CnCs
    Fold up XCarve Table

    #93333

    Stephen
    Participant

    I like that Joseph….here is another one…   Folding table

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    #93564

    Jethro
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    The biggest issue with the Maslow is that the original wormgears are not available anymore, so to make it work, you have to partly “re-engineer” the build

    I had ideas to hook up the motors on the concrete pillars on my porch. Super rigid frame, but scrapped the idea because of the motors, and the missing Z-axis. Didn’t check for a long time, but I think there were plans to implement a Z-axis too

    #93615

    MdO
    Participant

    Hey everyone,

    Long time reader, first time writer,

    I own a Maslow and am currently building a mpcnc. The accuracy on the maslow has improved significantly over the past few months (software updates). The Z-axis is implemented about a year ago.

    The reason I  am building a MPCNC is that 2.5D CNC is not possible on the Maslow due to the sled and it is mainly suitable for larger projects. Other than that it is a fine machine.

    Hope to post some pics soon of a working MPCNC.

    #94235

    Otto
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    There was a guy on Reddit that had theirs wall mounted. He said he used some kind of weight/pulley system and it worked fine.

    #94613

    ALB Workshop
    Participant

    Hi,

    Do you have a link to this post on reddit ?

    Thanks

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    #94662

    Mike
    Participant

    This probably isn’t better from a stress standpoint, but I saw this CNC Flip Top Table and it would help with space constraints since I could use it for workspace too. Do you guys think the main problem is the weight of the spindle? I could remove the spindle before flipping so that it doesn’t put too much tension on the belts. Then when it is upside down, the weight would just be on the opposite side bearings, not on the belts?

    #94756

    ALB Workshop
    Participant

    It could be possible to print 2 parts that lock the XYZ bloc on a corner of the frame.

    I also seen a guy that used velcro straps to prevent the move of XY

    #94873

    ALB Workshop
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    It could be possible to print 2 parts that lock the XYZ bloc on a corner of the frame.

    I also seen a guy tha used verlco strap to prevent the move of XY

    Here is the post I seen

     

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    #94883

    Mike
    Participant

    ALB – That looks awesome! It seems like that would take the weight off the belts really well and also prevent things from moving around. I will think of how I can make something similar work for me. Thanks!

    #94934

    Otto
    Participant

    Sorry, just came back to the forum today…

     

    Why no love for the mpcnc here? from hobbycnc

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