|Forum topic by twelvepoint||posted 01-07-2014 08:44 PM||696 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
01-07-2014 08:44 PM
As I’m sure most of us have encountered, a lot of woodworking projects ain’t all wood! I am messing around with a couple musical related projects (drum-related) and it would be nice to have some custom metalworking for a few parts, typically a few inches by a few inches, machined with a mill, most likely out of brass.
Can anyone share any opinions on the hobby-size machines, like the Sherline or the Taig? I think I could get a lot of use out of a machine like this for prototyping and small production runs, but I don’t know much about metalworking or CNC programming, but I do write code for a living, so I’m not intimidated by it.
I would appreciate hearing about anyone else’s experiences with milling metal, along with opinions about machinery. The cost of a CNC mill seems to be 2-3K for the small ones, so it’s not a trivial purchase!