I’m interested in ordering and making a MPCNC. I live in Norway, and hope to get in touch with others at the same location. I have read a little on the forums searching for a spindle available locally, and seen that Johannes has recomended the RT0700CJ spindle. It seems like a very good option, though a little pricy… would you say it’s good enough to mill aluminium? How useful is this router for other routing/milling tasks? I’m thinking of using it to flatten pieces of wood and making profiles on long boards. It seems a little simple for these kind of tasks.
I’ve found25mm wide steel pipes at Biltema (Art.nr. 79-613) They are quite cheap, but only 0.059" thick. I want the CNC to be as stable as possible from the start. Has anyone tried these? Would you recommend something else? If I wanted to mill aluminium, I would assume that I should get somethign thicker than 0.065" (2mm). I guess the local steelworks would be a good place to start.
I don’t have immediate access to a 3D printer. Are there any Norwegians around interested in selling me a 25mm set? I live in Tromsø, but can pay for national postage of course.
I want to get this first and foremost for milling wood, but I also would like the option to engrave/cut with laser later on. Are there anything I should be thoughtful of in this regard?
Many questions, and I’m sure that many of them are already answered around the forum… I’ve read up a bit, but I guess I’m a little eager to have all my questions answered as quickly as they can…