I am literally the handibot’s biggest fan. If you go googling it you will start seeing me and mine right after company stuff.
The handibots design philosophy is a bit different than most cnc in that you take it to the work instead of having a fixed base. The biggest complaint has always been it extremely small cut area of 6X8".
Brian who is in charge of the handibot project sent me a prototype extended Y-axis to try out/beta test.
My thoughts so far are “wow, now more than ever the handibot is just the cnc router for the person with limited space and/or budget.”
I needed a project that would challenge the capabilities of this mod as well as something I needed.
I grabbed some 3/4" plywood that needed to be used up and whipped out these. They still need to be sanded, glued, and finished but I am quite impressed.
I had beta tested an earlier attempt at this and I basically killed that project because even with decent attention to detail we’d get what I call “jogles” when indexing, small but significant misalignments that would ruin a piece. In this try, Brian has beat that and I have trouble finding where I indexed!
It will be interesting to see just How far the Glowforge Pro will be able to be pushed in this direction? Perhaps laminating two pieces to get enough strength?