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Discussion in 'General Talk' started by slittle, Nov 1, 2014.

  1. slittle

    slittle Journeyman
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    Hello Folks,
    I have been reading and watching CNC videos for the past few days and now joined your Forums. I have always wanted to do a CNC Router and it looks like I found a great resource. I am positive I will have many questions that I can't find in reading the forums and supplied materials on the site.
    I plan on building the OX and have started my wishlist already at the parts store. Having 40 years in a mechanical background and some pc skills with Corel, 3dsmax and Blender which I hope help in the scheme of learning more software down the road.
    I plan on using Mach3 software and have been reading up on primers of stepper motors and voltages and how they apply. I can say there's lots to learn when it comes to volts and torque how it can work for or against you.
    I hope to start ordering parts around Dec,1 so when family asks what do you want for Christmas I can point them to my wishlist at the parts store, ha ha Steve
     
  2. Nugz

    Nugz Journeyman
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    Welcome aboard Steve!
    I agree. Stepper Theory is a real pain in the ***. It's like you need a degree in Electrical Engineering just to understand the "primers"! :jawdrop:
    Good luck with the build!
    -Nugz
     
  3. SJD

    SJD Well-Known
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    Welcome Steve!
    Mach3 is a great control!..ive used it for quite awile now and love it..recently ive attached a xbox controller to my pc to jog..cycle start..stop..many options there.
    Good luck!
     

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