Holy Moly am I confused.
Iíve been reading for days and the more I read the more
confused I become.
Iím thinking the best way to start is by stating what my end
I want to make raised letter name plates out of ĹĒ
aluminum plate stock.
The name plates will be oval in shape , Approx 6Ē wide by
4Ē tall .
There will be a border of approx 3/16Ē
With the name in the middle. I would like the letters to be
about 3/16Ē tall
I started out by visiting the Sherline factory in Vista Ca. ( I
live in Temecula )
I was fairly sold on the 8020A system
And then I started researching various desk top Mills on the
netÖ.. Thatís were the trouble started .
I have looked at the Taig 2019 CR
The X3? Grizzly and about 2.4 million other mills that are
Some of these require a ton of retro fitting which may be
fun and all but Iím not at the level where I would know one
stepper from another, barely have a grasp on what a
controller does and would probably plug my 110 power
supply into 220 ( just kidding)
Is there anyone doing something similar to what I am trying
to accomplish that could possibly lend some input?
I am also looking for recommendations as to software.
There seems to be about a bazzilian programs out there.
Some real scary web sites that wonít even give you the price
of their software, which leads me to believe I canít afford
I would like to be able to create the art work in Corel then export to a BMP. or DXF? file. then possibly find a good converter to g-code?
Like to spend in the $3-4K range for the whole set up
( including pc which will be dedicated solely to the mill )
I must say this site is a wealth of information, I could just
use a little help applying that information to the task at