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    Currently located near Stonehaven and i am considering building a decent sized CNC router which will be about 4 by 10 foot.

    It will be mostly used for stuff like plywood etc no ambition to be machining big 3D things in metal. I have a manual mill and lathe for that


    A few things which need to be done first before i can start, like actually build the workshop extension to put the machine in.


    But no time like the present to ask a few questions


    Anyone in the aberdeenish area who has some wise words or a machine to eyeball?

    Is the idea of having a machine where the head can be swapped from a router to a plasma cutter head completely nuts?

    Is it worth buying a small machine or a 3D printer to start playing with while i plan the build?

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    As a newbie where is the best forum to ask basic questions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thinfourth View Post
    As a newbie where is the best forum to ask basic questions?
    Hi Welcome to the forum. Just start in the General Discussion section to start. It is very ambitious to build a machine as big as 10 x 4 for a first project. Have a read through some of the build logs. The general rule is don't buy any electronics or motors etc. and certainly not kits as they are never matched up until you have a plan drawn up.
    Ask as many questions as you like and when you are ready, start a build log to keep all the questions regarding the build in one place as that make it easier for people to follow.
    Last edited by Clive S; 13 Hours Ago at 07:42 AM.
    ..Clive

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