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Blog entry by OregonBurls posted 1140 days ago 3731 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We have just invested in a Legacy Artisan 5 axis Milling Machine. Still learning learning it but it is fairly easy.

The working deck is 72” x 24” and has the ability to turn tapered spindles.
It is fun!

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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#1 posted 1140 days ago

nice machine,but I would be afaride to ask the cost’

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#2 posted 1140 days ago

all I can say is ouch!

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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#3 posted 1140 days ago

Greg, that is an awesome machine…that will add another great component to your inventory….can’t wait to see some of the results as you get more acquainted with the machine – I would love to see some carved reliefs on some hollow vessels…would be an interesting addition to a turner’s arsenal…

I will just guess that i will take a while to have that machine pay for itself….I’ve looked at building my own cnc carving machine (there are tons of web pages)...but the software has to be good also or else the machine itself would only make a good boat anchor.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#4 posted 1140 days ago

hi nice very very nice hope you have lots of fun with it

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#5 posted 1140 days ago

The only bad thing and it is not Legacy’s fault. I went against their advice and purchased Bobcad software.
The salesmen said lots of things and it sounded like the best for the money. Wrong! not user friendly. On top of that they have a 60 day return policy. Wrong again. it is not satifaction garantee and you can only return it if it does not do what they say it will do. so there is no return policy. It is hard when companies do not have integrety. My fault is I did not get the return policy until after I paid for the program. Ug!

But I love The Artisan!

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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#6 posted 1140 days ago

Oh, be still my beating heart! And I thought the smaller CNC machines were cool.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#7 posted 1140 days ago

Greg, This is quite the machine….. Amazing!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#8 posted 1140 days ago

Very cool new toy! Next time I drive through Grant’s Pass, I’ll take a right turn to stop by!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#9 posted 1139 days ago


Congrats on the CNC and sorry about your experience with BobCAD/CAM.

I stopped upgrading BCC after V23 when it went fully to 3D. I still use V21 exclusively. BCC products are really geared to metal machining and making precision items like dies and molds. The V21 CAD has served me well and the CAM side is usable. Many of the lower priced CNC software packages don’t include a good CAD package.

For signs and novelty items, I would suggest Vectric Cut-2D. At $149 it is a bargain.


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#10 posted 1139 days ago

I made a six axis cnc machine from an old router with four elastic bands ok it doesnt work but it only cost me nothing oh wait sixpence halfpenny for the knicker elastic worked by myself anf the mother in law as she directs it with her dentureswith an occasional boot in the a$$ from myself LOvely. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#11 posted 1139 days ago

That’s a nice machine and I hope that you do really well with it.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 1139 days ago

Greg, can you send that machine down under for a few months. I could really put it to the test. LOL
That is one great tool.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 1131 days ago

Now that a big boys tools! I like it…..You still coming to the Los Angeles?

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#14 posted 1131 days ago

Hi Ken, I wouild love to. If you can get some clubs together I can come. I am figuring agout $500-600 in fuel which is ouch!

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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