I’m seriously considering taking the plunge and building a CNC mill version. I’ve been running 3D printers and using laser cutters for a while, and a CNC mill is the next step for me. I’m also comfortable working with Arduinos. I’m pretty comfortable with the assembly after watching the videos, but this will be the largest and most complicated electronic thing I’ve built so I’m bit nervous.
I have some questions before I take the plunge, and I’m hoping those of you with up and running machines can answer them for me.
- What did you have difficulty with when you where setting the machine up?
- Did you enclose the Ramps board or leave it free air, or use the graphic controller or emergency stop in your assembly?
- What software are you using to design and to run the mill, and did you try other software? Estlcam seems adequate, but are there better options?
- If I wanted to do a 24 x 48 bed, what reinforcements would I need on the 48 inch side?
Thanks! I’m excited about this.