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    DaDukeofoz (Richard),

    I think I have some info still on a newish process of using a modified microwave oven (believe it or not) to melt metals. If you want I can try to dig it up.

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    Okay, details as requested.
    This is such a good shop, you can also use him for mail order.

    Kaichin Electronics
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    10 Jalan Besar #03-25 Sim Lim Tower Singapore 208787

    Tel 62990375
    Fax 6298 2996
    Email kaichinemail@yahoo.com

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    Thanks Mikie,
    that's interesting you say you can use him for mail order, I was there in mid January and asked him about mail order and he said he didn't do it because it was too much mucking around. I guess if you have an order worth enough to him he'd do it.
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    Oh,

    Well I was there in September of 2003.
    He was happy to mail order then, but maybe something happened in the interim and he may have changed his mind?

    He isn't the cheapest bloke, but he has everything you could want to build a machine.

    He isn't easily peruaded either to let stuff go at a cheaper rate, though i got a heap of pillow blocks for $2 ea.

    mike



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    Hey guys,

    just thought i'd say hi. I'm a uni student in brisbane, and would love to build a CNC at some stage, unfortunately money hasn't permitted up until this point. but i still enjoy reading the site, and contemplating different designs. and i've just scored a trial with a company doing CAD/CAM work and programming their CNC i should get back to reading the 1000 page surfcam manual...

    Cheers

    Adam



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    Good on you Adam, just let us know when you descide to start on your machine and I am sure we will help you get through.

    Being outside the square !!!


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    Thumbs up australian and newzealand club house

    what a great idea will follow this closely . am trying to get a wood router up and working in north queensland ,and would apreciate any advice etc cheers bob



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    Hey guys,
    I'm an apprentice machinist (mature aged) in Brisbane, working on CNC Lathes, Machine Centre (Milling Machine) and very shortly a Macturn. All of the machines are Okuma brand.

    I've been an apprentice for 7 months now, but before that I have been employed as a machine operator - using metal cutting lasers, fast wire profilers and a wood router over the past couple of years. I don't own my own machine, but I use one daily and am very interested in anything CNC. I just found this link and am very pleased that there are other "southern hemispherians" on this website besides me!

    I don't know if I am any use to anyone regarding the electronic side of CNC machines, but I have very good knowledge of the mechanicals and how to program them.

    Thanks,
    Shane (nashyboy)



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    Welcome Shayne,

    Maybe this forum will inspire you to build a machine for yourself?

    /Mikie



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    Hi Mikie!
    I hope to build one some stage in the future. Just have to work out exactly what I want and what I want it to do.



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    hi am in cairns qld pity you were not closer .interested in wood routing . got the machine ,but need help with the software , cheers bob



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    greetings and salutations!

    Is anyone else building CNC hobby machines in adelaide? I'm about to start building my third one and i haven't even finished my first two! ^_^



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