- Oct 6, 2012
I finally got it off of the reloading table, it was in the way. The table that it is on now will have to be tied to the wall, but in time, I want to take the wood top off and replace it with a thick sheet of aluminum (the local scrap yard has lots of it).
After discussing this with Steve, I believe that I will go with the CNCfusion kit for this machine, which is 625.00.
Also the next door neighbor is moving out, got some needed extra storage space.
As for motors and other stuff needed for the set up, we believe that Nema23's will be worthy of this project. Also, I will have to do a fourth axis in order to do some of the things that I am wanting to make.
My main issue right now is the computer. If you have read, my donor computer is a Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit OS computer. The challange right now is to get the ball rolling to get the computer compatable to running Mach3 and the other program that Steve is using. I am leaning that way, only because as Steve says that it is intuitively easy to draw up the part. And I am worthless when it comes to drawing something. Ha sometimes I feel that I can not get a stick figure right!!
Any and all input in these matters are greatly appreciated. As to when I will start working on the mill to convert it, will depend on how soon I can get the funds to do it will. Right now, the funding department says I have about 300 bucks that can go towards the project. (Oh and I don't have a wife or G/F so that is not the funding dept. It is actually how much I really have).