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#1 Ecurie Martini

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 10:06 AM

My Chinese Grizzly mill with DRO had to go as part of divorce/house sale/move to apartment saga. I have missed it.
 
Just scored a Taig ballscrew CNC mill on eBay with everything except computer - for $800!
 
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Looking forward to learning CNC.
 
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Posted 30 November 2018 - 12:54 PM

Try to get conversational CNC controls. G-code can be a little confusing for newbies. 



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Posted 30 November 2018 - 01:03 PM

Congrats, Alan. The Taig stuff looks mighty fine!
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Posted 30 November 2018 - 01:53 PM

Try to get conversational CNC controls. G-code can be a little confusing for newbies.

 

Congrats, Alan. The Taig stuff looks mighty fine!

 
Thank you, gentlemen. I believe the controller supports conversion of CAD files to G code but we'll see. I can "sort of" lurch my way through a "baby" CAD program that I have but that will probably need polishing as well.
 
Yes, from what I have read, the Taig mill, despite its somewhat "basic" appearance, is very capable. The first project that I have in mind will actually be in machinist's wax - making a prototype pattern for a mold to resin cast louvres for a couple of 1/32 '30s GP car projects.
 
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Posted 27 January 2019 - 03:13 PM

Hi Alan,

 

Congratulations on your new mill!

 

Please share photos of your first project please!

 

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 09:55 AM

Some good information and advise on CNC from the Sherline website:

 

https://www.sherline...c-instructions/


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