View Full Version : Longtime lurker, first post

11-16-2003, 02:04 AM
Well..i've been a member here for a few months and have been soaking up all the amazing knowledge of this board and it's members.

Planning my first cnc and I have a couple questions.

For 60 bucks I can get the headstock/spindle combination that Taig uses on their mini mills. I think this is a better route for me to go since I plan on milling mostly aluminium. Any opinions on this?

I am also looking at using the gecko drives, but am unsure about which type of motor to use. Most likely I will go with steppers since servo motors tend to be a bit cost prohibitive.

My mill will be made mostly out of aluminum and steel since this is the area of fabrication that I am most familiar with.

I plan on using the 5/8" ballscrews from mcmaster carr

That's all I can think of at this hour. Am I doing good so far?

11-16-2003, 10:03 AM
Welcome! Sounds good so far. Keep us informed.