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    Hi All

    I am based in Cape Town and has just started building my first CNC.

    I am building a Root 3 CNC but with my guide rails at 40x40mm.

    I will start a build progress thread as soon as I start receiving my first parts.

    Looking forward to contributing and learning from the other members here.

    Cheers!

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    Welcome Skillet. I moved to Somerset West from Port Elizabeth a year ago. I have been working on a Tormach PCNC770 for a year and during that time I also converted my BF20L milling machine to a CNC machine. I run it with Mach3 and is also still learning the ropes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ockert View Post
    Welcome Skillet. I moved to Somerset West from Port Elizabeth a year ago. I have been working on a Tormach PCNC770 for a year and during that time I also converted my BF20L milling machine to a CNC machine. I run it with Mach3 and is also still learning the ropes.

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    Hi Ockert

    Great to hear from someone local! I have to admit that I am so new to this that I had to go google the machines you mentioned above.

    These are some serious machinces and so far out of me DIY build’s league!

    I am waiting for most of my items to still arrive from overseas so my project has not gotten Of it’s feet yet. I need to wait to get my gantry plates cut in any way. I did not have much luck with this so far. I ended up thinking of asking a family member to lasercut these from 6mm MDF and then just glue them up to make 18mm thick plates. I can then mill proper plates when the machine starts running. I also got some designing practice using Fusion 360 to create my own dxf’s for these.

    Are you using your machines as a hobby or to generate income? These are obviously metal capable machines. I would be very impressed if I manage to mill some aluminum with my build, even if I need to mill shallow and slow.

    Oh! And welcome to the Western Cape!!!

    Keep in touch!
    Jacques

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    Hi Jacques, welcome Looking forward to see your build. I moved from Rustenburg to Adelaide few years ago...



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    Quote Originally Posted by ericks View Post
    Hi Jacques, welcome Looking forward to see your build. I moved from Rustenburg to Adelaide few years ago...
    Hi Erick

    Thank you!!

    Are you still into CNC down there?



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