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Tantrum1

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SO we pulled the trigger on a new shop tool a couple weeks ago. We purchased a Sienci Labs 30 X 30 Longmill CNC router kit. Its arrived, but I haven't had a chance to assemble it yet but hoping to start assembly this weekend coming. the plan is to use it to build the remaining molds for the smaller parts that I will be needing soon. I was able to justify it, cause I've been outsourcing my cnc work to a local cabinet maker with a 5 X 10 machine, but I was supplying the files and the material and then paying his shop rate. So with the quote I got for the next 3 parts I need to have done, it pretty much has paid for itself. I will end up doing other stuff also. Might try to turn it into a little side hussle to help support my airplane building affliction! I will post pics, once its up and running.
 

Jay Kempf

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You will love your new toy. Have been running mine pretty hard lately doing composite tooling. Always more to learn. But easy to be productive after a little deep dive into Mach3/4 and how to run steppers. Look into Fusion360 for tool paths. Very nice and the Edu version is free for now.
 
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