4 Axis CNC Mini-Mill Build

Update on the mill

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During the last 2 weeks I have had the chance to do some work on the mill in my new workshop. With my brothers help I have managed to build a good solid 1200 x 2400 steel workbench, and have started construction of a pedestal and frame for the X3 mill.
All controller components have now arrived, and construction of the controller housing has begun.

CNC bits arrive!

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One of my hobbies is making CNC machines (as of today!), so I was excited to receive the box of hardware needed to turn my X3 mill into a 4 axis CNC machine. I have been researching this build for about 10 months, so to finally have the bits in my hands is pretty satisfying.

The hardware kit I went with is from a company called Promica, run by a guy who builds all the kits on a machine he has converted with one of his own kits. Very impressive.

Photos will follow…

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