I've just finished installing my 80/20 TAIG CNC Mill Enclosure and wanted to share! I'm really happy with it. I've been milling mostly delrin while waiting for my enclosure and am now happy to start making chips with aluminum!
Check out the details on the enclosure, including more photo's & a video at http://www.nyccnc.com/Herbie/HERBIES...BIES_BLOG.html
A special thanks to all the contributing members of CNCZone. This summer I did not know what an end mill was. I am now creating parts in CAD, toolpaths in CAM, and milling with Mach 3 & my TAIG. I can't tell you how pleased I am with my progress. Much of it is due to this community! I hope I serve as an example of how quickly you can learn the ropes of CNC and how rewarding it can be.
A special thanks also to Mike Gamber at LoCo CNC. (I have no affiliate with him other than being a customer). He helped added belt-reduction drives on all three axis of my TAIG CNC Mill to help the mill fit in my NYC apartment, included a programmable variable speed DC spindle motor, and included a top notch servo-based controller to run it all. He also was the brains behind the enclosure design.
I've tracked much of my learning experience on my CNC blog and hope it serves as a reference to new CNC'ers!