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hi all, names Baz, been conventional turning/milling for the last 15yrs, before that operated(very little editing) cnc machines for Bae company and my boss wants to step into the world of cnc and yours truely is the most qualified, so i thought i`d look up a good forum and ask alot of questions. along with alot of people i`m absolutly amazed at home made machines and would appreciate anyone in the northwest of the uk that can let me look at a "homebrew". here`s jumping in blindfolded
Hi, welcome to the site. Some of the home brew machines made by members here are mind blowing, and I think that every single home built machine (yes, even the mdf/skate bearing type) that gets completed and "mastered" is real credit to its builder. Don,t worry about the blindfold, some of our more experienced members will soon help you see the light!! Good luck. G.
That's the politest thing about the MDF/skate bearing router that I have ever seen on this forum - and I've built and currently use one! It's funny that there's hardly anyone that would consider building, say, a milling machine or lathe that could come close to the cost/performance of a commercial item, but CNC routers are an exception to this, at least in the kinds of sizes that suit a home workshop. Always interesting to hear from a "professional" as there's always lots to learn.
bmbaz: You're welcome to see my homemade CNC router/mill/lathe... but it looks like you're over 100 miles away so I expect you'll find someone closer.
many thanks guys, I inherited a 1952/3 ml7 a year ago that I`ve been cleaning up and using as its still in damn good shape and I found a post of a guy that converted one of these and I found the whole read amazing. looking forward to absorbing all thats out there
Last edited by Clive S; 18-04-2014 at 10:27 PM.