Been working up to this for a while. Pulling the trigger.
The machine will be based on the Computer Router Parts machine.
I have an email out to them with the first of a bazillion questions.
I saw the real thing last Monday. Was very impressed. Today I went to OSML, a very interesting resource. It is a very well equipped lab for building stuff. Darren and Brent, you guys would need bibs for the drool!
Now I have a place to build it, plus tools I don't have and expertise in all sorts of areas I will need.
Also, found a local supplier for 8020 extrusions. I already have a great fasteners supplier, so hopefully I can save some money with an adulterated kit. At least on shipping.
I plan on a water cooled spindle as opposed to a router. Todd, from last Monday, showed me his and it is amazingly quiet.
So why? Found sufficient justification! I have a couple of products in mind that I think will do well. I will use it in building the house with all the special systems I have in mind for that. It will also have a Z-axis with a plasma torch on it and a removable water table. And a rotary indexer for the products I have in mind. And last, but certainly not least, I want one!
I started a Build Journal and blabbed to you all, so you can keep me honest!