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    piper1's Avatar
    Lives in Leigh, Lancashire, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 2 Weeks Ago Has been a member for 2-3 years. Has a total post count of 18.
    Hi my name is kev and i live in Leigh Lancashire.

    I'm just about to entry the world of milling.
    At the moment i do a smithy combo lathe/mill but really fancy investing in a better milling machine.

    I do like the look of the Warco VMC machines.
    Hoping to be able to purchase one with x,y axis power feed and a 3 axis DRO with the intentions of converting to CNC in a few years.

    I know that i have a massive learning curve ahead of me and just didn’t want to buy a CNC machine that i have no knowledge of that's until I've learnt some of the fundamentals of milling first.


    My knowledge of Milling is pretty low and i ‘m looking forward to talking to some of you good people and hoping to learn a great deal for the forum.

    Going to hold back on the purchasing of a new milling machine until I've manage to find my way around the forum, i wouldn’t like to get it wrong and find myself needing to buy and different machine several months down the line.


    Ta

    kev

  2. #2
    hi from little hulton

    what will you be using the mill for ?

    sam

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    Lives in Leigh, Lancashire, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 2 Weeks Ago Has been a member for 2-3 years. Has a total post count of 18.
    Hi Sam I've been making a few electronic ecig box mod out of aluminium but I've never been able to add a decorative touch to them nor have i been able to duplicate any.


    Kev

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    you dont need a VMC mill to do that kind of work, you can do it all on a cheap desk top router cnc.
    this is 1.5mm brass cut on mine

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    Lives in Leigh, Lancashire, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 2 Weeks Ago Has been a member for 2-3 years. Has a total post count of 18.
    Which desk top cnc router do you have Sam?

  6. #6
    its one of these but with a water cooled spindle
    http://www.premiersign.co.uk/proddet...p?prod=EagleIV

    had it 4 years and works fine. you can come round one night and have a look see if you want

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    Lives in Leigh, Lancashire, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 2 Weeks Ago Has been a member for 2-3 years. Has a total post count of 18.
    Cheers Sam
    I would really like to take you up on that offer if possible Sam please.
    Am i local to you.

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    yes your just down the road.
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