I would like to build a CNC for loudspeaker building - so cutting flat stock with grooves for fitting panels, non-circular roundovers, panel inbuilt waveguides (mostly not round) and wooden horn milling. The working area I need is 900x600 mm, which should cover 90 % of the projects in one piece. I could use Z height of up to 150 mm, but could live with 100 mm. It would be also used to mill prototypes from foamboard. Am I correct that a LR2 would be more stiff and exact in height - and therefore would be the preferred option? And if I am able to find space for it, the experience with the smaller one would be good for building a full sheet machine.
And my second question - since I would have to have my flats cut locally anyway (or do by hand routing:) - I noticed there were options buying the flats in EU - any actual recommendations? I can have the flats cut by water jet from Aluminium locally at a reasonable price, but would like to support the community as well. Overseas shipping and VAT/Customs would much more support our local government though - that is why I am looking for EU only. Thanks!