Hello Everyone, I just got my X3 on Tuesday! I spent the last two days building the bench for the mill and taking apart, and cleaning up the mill itself. Tonight I got it all assembled and ready to go to work!
I have also been working on the electronics enclosure over the past week or so. It is a used Hoffman Industrial enclosure I got from HGR Industrial out of Ohio. So far I have mounted an old motherboard with a 1.3 ghz processor, 512 ram, a 40 gb hard drive and a power supply. I plan to get the stepper controllers mounted this week as well as a few other things.
My next step will be to mill the stepper motor mounts. This conversion might take me a little longer than some as I am new to machining and also I have to buy the parts as I go along, VERY limited budget. So far I have purchased the mill, the steppers, the stepper controllers, BOB, a machining vise, and various miscellaneous things. The going is slow because everything I have bought I paid for with money from donating plasma.
If anyone has any comments, suggestions as this project unfolds, PLEASE chime in! As I said, I am a newbie, both in the machining world and the CNC world.
I hope you will enjoy this thread! I will update it as things progress.