Thread: Hello from Pompey
I've got a Peatol hobby mill I bought some time ago off the bay, part converted to cnc.
It's been in mothballs until recently, but I've completed the conversion and added Mach3 and a bit more processing power. Managing to successfuly cut metal without breaking tools or losing position, now trying to learn how it's supposed to be done :heehee:
Electronics engineer by day, off-roader and Land Rover bodger when time allows...
Stand by for some more stoopid questions!
Welcome aboard Dave
Nice of you to join,I myself have only just joinedand its full of qualified folk.
Have fun. :)
Thanks to you both... appreciated the pun Irving2008, intentional or otherwise
Certainly lots of useful info on here, been digging around about speeds n feeds, like every newbie I guess.
I'm currently going the traditional route... remaking my motor mounts now I've got the cnc running properly.
Then to start playing with some offcuts and learn how much and how fast I can remove material. Oh, got to build a cabinet too - running a hobby mill in your living room makes one hell of a mess :heehee: (I've got a workshop, but it's a 40 minute drive from home, and the mill is a fun thing to play with in the evenings.)
15-07-2010 #5Managing to successfully cut metal without breaking tools or losing position, now trying to learn how it's supposed to be done
Electronics engineer by day, off-reader and Land Rover bodger when time allows...
Ibex (daily driver), a 90" Defender (parts getter) and a Ford V6 powered 88" S3/Rangie hybrid in bits all over the floor. For the non LR people reading, that last one involves nailing bits of all your favourite cars together until the MoT man gives in. OK, it's a Range Rover chassis, cut in the middle and shortened until it fits under an old style Land Rover body, then the engine replaced with something even less reliable.
What sort of buggies Ross? 2WD, 4WD? Comp Safari? We need details!
15-07-2010 #7What sort of buggies Ross? 2WD, 4WD? Comp Safari? We need details!
Last edited by Ross77; 15-07-2010 at 12:55 AM.