[CNC] Mill introduction?

Andreas Monitzer metalab at monitzer.com
Wed Aug 20 22:47:07 CEST 2014

On 2014-08-20, at 18:11, Anthony Douglas <anthony.a.douglas at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey, I was wondering if there anyone who might be able to introduce me to the milling machine some time in the next two or three days?  Any time from 2 to 11 pm would be fine for me, any time in the next three days.  I am trying to make a scaled down milled version of the laser cut dragon sculpture here:http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:24561/#files  first out of wood, but then out of aluminum later.  The mill at happylab has always got someone using it :(.
> Maybe I could help a bit to get that mini mill there working, or trade you a nice pretty sculpture, with a beer on the side, in exchange.  I am already substantially familiar with CNC machines, if that helps, and helped to design and build one at Open source ecology a couple months ago.


I'm not the one to give introductions to our CNC, but I can tell you that it's using LinuxCNC, and we don't have a CAM software. This means that you have to produce the gcode somehow, either manually (not really possible in this case), or using some software of your own (most support the LinuxCNC-specific gcode commands). If you know about CNCs in general, you can prepare that before you're coming here.

You can find our machine-specific limitations and gcode-preamble here:

You're also going to need the milling tool, since we do not have those in stock here.


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