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    Greetings fellow Earthmen.
    Just a few words to introduce myself.
    My name is Mike and I do tend to be a bit messy but I do clean up after myself!
    I am a self employed sign maker and have just found out that it is possible to make a CNC machine. I have jumped in and purchased some Rockcliff plans and am now wondering if I have bitten off more than I can chew.

    I currently own a computerised engraving machine which cost me a kings ransom so don't want to go down that expensive route again. What I am looking to do would be to build a machine that would cut out lettering from various materials. I would imagine a table size of about 610 x 610mm would be sufficient for my needs.
    Now my abillity to make things are pretty good but my knowledge of other things are....well to put it bluntly....ZERO.
    Electrics....I can wire a plug and there it ends.
    Electronics....I can break things easily, but haven't a clue how or where to start to build something.
    Don't talk about volts & watts as this goes over my head.
    I have very limited space for building this and where it will live after building it. (if I ever get that far:confused:)

    How do I go about choosing the parts that I will need???
    I use a program called Engravlab for my engraver, would I be able to use this to run a CNC machine????
    OK now the "how long is a piece of string question" What sort of cost can I expect to pay for say a basic Rockcliff router or a flying gantry job. I just need some sort of ballpark figure to see if this project takes off or not.

    I think I have a lot of homework to do and a lot of questions to ask.
    Any help or info would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers me dears

  2. #2
    Hi Mucky Mike, welcome to MYCNCUK. Please take the time to view the FAQ section for answers to questions you may have, if your building a new machine be sure to start a new build log detailing your progress !


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