Thread: Hello, my name is Rick.
Hi there my name is Rick and having followed this site forum for some time with interest ive decided is was time to pick your brains directly instead of covertly!!! i have a background in computers, more specificly software engineering, I am an engineer for a Large (if not the largest) telecomunications company in the UK, i restore motorcycles as a hobby and untill now have been fullfilling my milling requirments by way of engineering friends. Its now time with you help for me to take the plunge and get my own mill.
Gets a bit cold outside,nice of you to come into the warmth. :-)
Hi George, Thank you for the welcome, its nice to know someone is there, so many forums suffer from noob freeze these days, sometimes makes you wonder if you are talking to youself!! lol
I have a suspicion that most folks unfortunately (depending on your outlook) have to work for a living and do not access the Forum until the evening ... (You watch, just to prove me wrong yet again ... you will now be bombarded with greetings etc).Tim G-C
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What sort of mill were you thinking of?
28-07-2010 #7Originally Posted by Tim
Originally Posted by GeorgeD
2/ No tooling I have to hit with a hammer to loosen.
3/ Ripe for conversion to CNC
4/ As veratile as possible.
5/ My shed is only 6'6" x 8'x 8'
Ive been surfing franticly trying to decide on several of the sub £1200 models before her indoors finds another much more important (of course) use for the money!! do you have any sugestions
Last edited by Ricardoco; 28-07-2010 at 11:59 AM.
Here is what i have as a start:-
Several long Lineaer Rails and bearings (Never could spell that word)
Ballscrews and ballnuts (12mm x 600mm x 4)
I have Mach3 software (Licenced!!)
Also 4 nema34 steppers and drivers.
Dual Parallel interfaces and PC with two Parallel Cards.
An old MPG
Several small limit switches
3 E-stop switches
2 power supplies 0-48v and 0-24v.
Coolant pump and 4 flood nozels.
Several 12v phnumatic solonoid valves.
and here are the list of machines im looking at so far.
Axminster SIEG X2 Super Mill ......£1,029.50
Axminster SIEG X3 Mill Drill .........£892.99
Amadeal XJ25 Milling Machine.......£870.00
Warco WM16 Variable Speed Mill..£998.00
Arc Euro Trade Super X3L...........£1,121.00
SPG Tools SPG 2217-11 .............£930.00
Boxford 260VMC incl PC..............£900.00