Unfortunately I've never been lucky enough to use a lather or milling machine, both of which I would like so I can make parts for my numerious motorbikes.
I want to be able to make brackets, spindles, wheel spacers and yokes. Some ally, some stainless, and one day perhaps magnesium too.
Now the problem -I have limited space. From speaking to people with manual machines, I'm told the mill would have to be large for bike yokes -which I can't find space for, and therefore I need a CNC mill.
I was hoping to be able to make a stand, which I could swop between a lathe and milling machine -one stored below, the other being used above.
I don't think (but please correct me) that I don't need CNC on the lathe, but will on the mill.
Next problem is money! I'd like a straightforward solution, but can't justify the £3,500 Arc Euro would charge for the mill alone...so what is a good balabce between value and usability? This is a hobby for me and will not be being used day in day out.
Any help appreciated...sorry for such a long first post!