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irving2008
17-01-2010, 12:37 AM
For those of you who have been watching Andre's beaver rebuild (http://www.mycncuk.com/forums/showthread.php?1403-Beavermill-conversion-to-CNC)and fancy a go, theres a Beaver Mk2 just come up on eBay (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Beaver-Mk2-milling-Machine-bridgeport-lathe-colchester_W0QQitemZ330395952079)

John S
17-01-2010, 01:43 AM
Shame to wreck a perfectly good manual machine and throw at the conversion when you can but a genuine CNC with chrome slides, ballscrew, servo's and pressure oiling already done for you for 750

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CNC-MILLING-MACHINE-INTERACT-150_W0QQitemZ260530872549

Plenty of older machines show up for not a lot of money, even with a dead controller you are pounds in against a conversion.

Andre
21-01-2010, 09:06 PM
Hello John S,
You're probably right if you say you can buy one cheap but who says you do not need a lot of money to get it running?
Kind regards ,
Andre

John S
21-01-2010, 10:55 PM
If you take it as you are just buying the iron and possible a few electrical bit then you are at exactly the same place as doing a manual conversion and having to build a controller.

BillTodd
22-01-2010, 09:33 PM
Don't try googling for 'Beaver'. Pages and pages, not a single machine tool....