How practical is this?

This thing reminds me of my wife’s quilting table. Only as accurate as your ability to follow a line and your reference markers.

Although it seems novel, I’m wondering how practical this would be and what applications would really make sense. and as Norm points out near the end…“oh my aching back”

No experience with the product but the tool do compensate for uneven hand motion. As long as the tool is within a certain “box” the tool compensate for this.

I watched that yesterday… it is a NEAT tool… but I was thinking about anything other than cutting grooves… what would you use it for? As an example, I did a 18x36 stacked text sign the other day, there is no way this thing could do it.

I am sure it will have its place… just not sure where that is

It reminds me of this from kick starter…

I saw that project and it looked pretty neat, but they still haven’t figured out how to integrate dust management. If they do, I could be interested in it once it hits retail.

Maybe quick single depth signs or 45degree grooves for continuous grain boxes ? I guess someone will come up with something interesting.
i guess it could be used at craft fairs (craft shows?) to do on the spot custom signs or name plates…

Inlay or pockets on surfaces larger than / unavailable to a regular stationary machine would be my guess.

Agreed, that’s the problem with these exploratory CNC concepts, both this and the Goliath. They’re still just as expensive as a proven CNC design, so it’s not clear why you’d jump for one.