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piper1
03-03-2015, 07:51 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.


Ta

kev

tinshak
03-03-2015, 09:39 PM
hi from little hulton

what will you be using the mill for ?

sam

piper1
03-03-2015, 09:54 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.


Kev

tinshak
03-03-2015, 10:12 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

http://www.mycncuk.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=14792&stc=1

piper1
04-03-2015, 05:18 PM
Which desk top cnc router do you have Sam?

tinshak
05-03-2015, 08:32 AM
its one of these but with a water cooled spindle
http://www.premiersign.co.uk/proddetail.asp?prod=EagleIV

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

piper1
05-03-2015, 01:47 PM
Cheers Sam
I would really like to take you up on that offer if possible Sam please.
Am i local to you.

tinshak
05-03-2015, 03:36 PM
yes your just down the road.
http://www.mycncuk.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=14816&stc=1