Hi! I would like to thank Ryan for this beautiful design that gives me abundant of joy when building it, and everyone on the forum. I have learned a lot!
It started one day I wanted to modify one of the 3D printers I built so that I could engrave on acrylic. Then I bumped into Ryan’s MPCNC and it caught my attention right away. I had spare electronics from the 3D printers, and the instructions from Ryan to build a MPCNC seemed doable to me.
Even after I had printed all the parts according to Ryan’s instruction, I had no idea what they were for. When I started to assemble them, I was really amazed how smart the design was! Ryan, you don’t know how much I appreciate your wisdom and your spirit to share. Thank you!
I built it in my room which is full of stuff I made. After I did the test drawing of the famous crown on the floor, I decided to build a table. This is my first real wood project and I’m pretty satisfied with the finished result. In some sense, this table is more like my baby than the other stuff I made:-) I did it all by myself! (by the way, I am a lady:-)) When it came to cut the waste board, I tried quite a few of my husband’s saws (I forget the names he told me, radial saw?) but they were just not lady friendly. Eventually I used the big hand saw (I don’t know if hand saw is the proper name) and cut manually. Now it is over one week after I finished the table but my wrists are still hurting! I used all my strength when building this table and moving it upstairs from basement.
Now the machine and its table are standing in the kitchen. I just don’t have space! I don’t think that I am going to do a lot of dirty work, but I do want to experiment and try some interesting cuttings. Next year we are going to move to New Mexico and then I will have more space.
The waste board has a wallpaper on it. I didn’t mean to do it, that just because that was the board I had, already had wallpaper on it.
Now my new problem is that I am a linux person. I don’t use Windows at all. I have tried hard to find some good CAM programs in linux, but so far I am not satisfied. Last night I logged in to my only windows machine and tried EstlCAM and I really liked it. I have to figure out what to do.
Thanks everyone. You are great!