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  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
CNC mill
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, July 01, 2019 9:02 AM

My daughter on Saturday showed me an add on her cellphone for a CNC mill kit for less than $200.  Yesterday I checked it out, and the working volume was about four inches by quarter inch by less than 0.10 inch.  Pretty small! 

I think I will wait a bitSad

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    September, 2017
  • From: western North Carolina
Posted by kensar on Friday, July 05, 2019 9:42 AM

Yep.  What's wrong with turning the knobs by hand?  (rhetorical question)

I have a 7 x 10 Chinese lathe that I am very happy with (minilathe.com).

Kensar

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, July 06, 2019 9:52 AM

I also have one of those Chinese lathes, and a Sherline lathe set up as a mill.  Hard to turn wheels to make smooth curves, however.

I would love to be able to crank out aircraft wings with a realistic looking airfoil.  I occasionally carve one by hand from basswood, but that is sure a lot of work!

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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