View Full Version : NEW MEMBER: Hi from Leigh Lancashire.

03-03-2015, 08:51 PM
Hi my name is kev and i live in Leigh Lancashire.

I'm just about to entry the world of milling.
At the moment i do a smithy combo lathe/mill but really fancy investing in a better milling machine.

I do like the look of the Warco VMC machines.
Hoping to be able to purchase one with x,y axis power feed and a 3 axis DRO with the intentions of converting to CNC in a few years.

I know that i have a massive learning curve ahead of me and just didn’t want to buy a CNC machine that i have no knowledge of that's until I've learnt some of the fundamentals of milling first.

My knowledge of Milling is pretty low and i ‘m looking forward to talking to some of you good people and hoping to learn a great deal for the forum.

Going to hold back on the purchasing of a new milling machine until I've manage to find my way around the forum, i wouldn’t like to get it wrong and find myself needing to buy and different machine several months down the line.



03-03-2015, 10:39 PM
hi from little hulton

what will you be using the mill for ?


03-03-2015, 10:54 PM
Hi Sam I've been making a few electronic ecig box mod out of aluminium but I've never been able to add a decorative touch to them nor have i been able to duplicate any.


03-03-2015, 11:12 PM
you dont need a VMC mill to do that kind of work, you can do it all on a cheap desk top router cnc.
this is 1.5mm brass cut on mine


04-03-2015, 06:18 PM
Which desk top cnc router do you have Sam?

05-03-2015, 09:32 AM
its one of these but with a water cooled spindle

had it 4 years and works fine. you can come round one night and have a look see if you want

05-03-2015, 02:47 PM
Cheers Sam
I would really like to take you up on that offer if possible Sam please.
Am i local to you.

05-03-2015, 04:36 PM
yes your just down the road.