I am sitting at work, and creating the G-Code to begin printing all my parts. I am going to start printing all the parts this weekend. I say start, as I am guessing it will take me two weekends around the rest of what is going on to get all these files printed. I will document my build here, and plan on doing videos of the different steps as some of you have done. I have a Makerfarm i3v printer (Prusa clone) that I build, so I figured what not build a small CNC Machine. I have already looked this over and have a plan to run a spindle rather than a router, and thus I will make a mount for it once I figure out what I need. Beyond that, I am also going to put a laser on this so I can do a little work with a laser. This is basically going to be used to make parts for my personal use at the moment but I am sure once my car buddies find out this is in my garage, I can already see custom brackets and the like… and if I can make some quality parts, my work my have me build one for them.
Stay tuned and I will try to update as I go.
OK So here is another question: I know I just started but yes I have more questions…
When creating the G-Code at work while on the clock, do you consider that free time, or do you consider that they are paying me, and I am doing this on their time. I want to figure total time involved, and cost to build machine in parts and labor?