Thread: Hallo from Kent
I'm Pete, and as it says above I'm from down here in North Kent. I'm just doing some groundwork before embarking on my first CNC machine build. I have a modest 1980's manual lathe and a small but sturdy 1952 milling machine and I usually use these to make odd parts for motorbikes - usually for beers (even though I hardly drink at all).
I want to build myself a sturdy vertical milling machine with probably a 3Kw spindle motor and greater capacity than my Herbert mill (12"x, 6"y) - something akin to this - in fact I already have the column, but before I get into spending too much money I think I will build a smaller machine, just to 'learn the ropes' so to speak.
I'm not a great fan of the idea of gantry machines, so I think I will either build myself a small upright mill or maybe a lightweight lathe.
Wish me luck - and prepare for some questions!
So Good luck on your Journey and i hope you enjoy the ride.
Rick (Also from Kent)Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other - Abe Lincoln
I like your boxford conversion. Haven't had time to real through the whole thread but I will do soon!
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