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Turner_110
19-02-2015, 07:44 AM
Just signed up on this site, hopefully going to fill the enormous void in my knowledge.
I have used manual lathes and milling machines on and off since my early school days
I have been trained in and now have my own Autodesk Inventor LT software, have done some 3d prints of my modelled objects
I joined a maker group that has access to laser cutting, cnc milling, routing, 3d printing and pcb cutting machines but am frustrated at the difficulty in getting stuff to work.

Would love to have my own machines - have to wait a long while I suspect

Any other users in and around Sheffield / Rotherham

David

IanParkin
19-02-2015, 12:56 PM
Hi David

I'm in sheffield
If I can be of any help to you get in touch

Ian

Dean jeffery
19-02-2015, 04:14 PM
Hi David

I'm in Rotherham no machine yet, all been well very soon.

calida
22-02-2015, 08:30 PM
Hi
I'm Calida - from Castleton which isn't far.
I have a Portabee 3d printer and a Redsail m500 laser and a cheapo (not working at the mo) 40w chinese laser.
Good to know people are around - if any of you have good laser knowledge i'd love some advice about my redsail - i've posted for help.
Next i want a CNC router. :)
Thanks
Calida

Turner_110
22-02-2015, 09:24 PM
Hi Calida

I have been struggling with a laser cutter at a maker group I have been to - so guess I am unlikely to be of any help

Why aren't these things just plug and play ?

David

EddyCurrent
22-02-2015, 09:59 PM
Why aren't these things just plug and play ?

David

Where's the fun in that ? :biggrin:

Turner_110
23-02-2015, 07:55 AM
Maybe I'm coming from a slightly different angle - I get my fun from the "things" that these machines produce, thats not to put down at all the skill required to make a machine and the fun that others get from making them work.

IanParkin
23-02-2015, 08:30 AM
I think all of us appreciate what our machines make whether we have built our own or bought a turn key machine

I'm sure that no one makes a machine and doesnt use it...perhaps people sell their machine when it wont do what they want or they realise its not a easy as loading material and pressing go

Ian

Minimax
23-02-2015, 09:52 AM
Hi, I am also a new member as of today, I am 71 years young so be patient with me. I live near Oxford and have a very wide range of interests my user name is Mininmax as I used to own and fly a Team Minimax microlight, sadly all gone now as my age presented problems with the licence. Anyway I have just bought a small 2030 cnc and have got it working fine, I use solid edge for drawings and cut2d with Mach3 to run the machine. I have a Boxford lathe and the Seig2 mill that I would like to convert to cnc now I have an idea as to how to run things. I must add that I have never used cad until about a month ago like wise with c.n.c. I will try to post some photos of bits and bobs I have been doing later. Regards to you all

FatFreddie
23-02-2015, 06:34 PM
I joined a maker group that has access to laser cutting, cnc milling, routing, 3d printing and pcb cutting machines but am frustrated at the difficulty in getting stuff to work.

Would love to have my own machines - have to wait a long while I suspect

Any other users in and around Sheffield / Rotherham

David

Hi David,

I'm in Sheffield - not doing much at the moment - well, I've got a 3d printer so I'm obviously making another one (I think there's some sort of law).

I know what you mean about stuff just working - I enjoyed building the printer from a kit and getting it going but now I just wish it would work reliably...

What maker group did you join?

Mark

Turner_110
23-02-2015, 07:48 PM
I joined the Barnsley I/O maker group we meet every other Tuesday at the New Horizon College Barnsley

David

calida
23-02-2015, 08:33 PM
Yeah...where's this maker group? Does anyone go to the FabLab in Manchester? Its good :)

Turner_110
02-03-2015, 07:43 AM
I found the maker group through Meetup

http://www.meetup.com/barnsleyio/events/212150802/#event-comments-section

regards

David