|Forum topic by bonesbr549||posted 02-20-2016 12:31 AM||1212 views||0 times favorited||13 replies|
02-20-2016 12:31 AM
Well I’m finally pulling the plug on CNC. I’ve been interested forever. Hard to believe that I’ve been a member of cnc-zone since 2007 and just now jumping.
At first it was just a passing fancy, but in the past couple years, the wine cabinets I make have taken off. Now that several wineries have expressed interest in selling some of my units, I wanted to leverage CNC routers to make some of the internal components.
I will be retiring in 3 years (god willin) and working with a builder for my final house at Smith Mountain Lake in VA, I will be making the cabinets.
So I will need a larger system. I will be paying with house funds, but still don’t want to spend more than I need.
I’ve read just about all I can, and was torn between commercial and DIY. I really liked CAMaster & Laguna, and I looked at building it all from scratch to kits to everything else in between.
I quickly eliminated the chinese ones ebay as just too small, and hoped to find a good used unit, but that has not worked out.
Unfortunately, my workshop is in my basement, and I have to go down 4 steps from the outside to go through a 6’-0” door. The commercial units are all rigid steel frame and I just can’t figure a way to logistically make it work for an 8’ system.
So, after all the research and working Cory at cncrouterparts.com, I am ordering my system next week. I can’t wait to learn and grow.
I will be getting the cnc-pro system and will be putting in a rotary axis as well to do table legs and other things. Cory was great to work with and listened well to all my stupid questions and help put in the things I needed.
I’m starting with an PC892 router i’ve got laying around that I don’t use anymore and V-carve Pro. I do think that will be a good start, but probably will upgrade to a spindle and aspire in the future, but I think this is a good starting point.
I plan on doing a project build V-log so hoping anybody here has advice or the “don’t do that” or ” I learned this”.
-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.