Alright, back to work. I've been stalled for the past few weeks because aluminum chips were tracking into the house and my wife didn't like that too much. I can't blame her since our 1 yr old son puts everything in his mouth. So I've built myself a cubicle. Total cost $47. I have a pair of dedicated shoes and a lab coat that never leave the cubicle. Change shoes going in, change shoes coming out, lol. Whatever it takes to make parts, lol.
I'm about half way thru with drilling the metal components. They're all marked so it's just a matter of getting them drilled. I haven't bought anything else yet. I plan on picking up all the hardware at my local industrial hardware store when I'm closer to finishing the metal parts. After that, I'll buy the wood and get started with that, followed by the electronics and router.
I'm pretty sure I'll pick up the G540 package, I'm just trying to decide if I want the 4 axis package in case I decide to experiment with a 4th axis somewhere inside the machine. Thoughts anyone?
I will probably also pick up the Super PID controller. I'm into gizmos, especially anything with a PID in it. What really has me sold though is the quieter operation. My neighbors will appreciate that. Is it controllable with the G540? Has anyone here tried it yet?
I waiting as long as possible to buy the router. Hopefully something new and better comes out on the market by the time I'm ready to buy. If not, the Colt is looking like the best option right now.
I'm following all the other threads here, so keep posting and feel free to chime in here as well. I'll try to be more social from now on as I'm back to making parts.