Welcome to the new site! Got lots of projects in the works and planning on getting the site operational to start posting some goodies!
Just a little bit of info about us. We love to create. Dream. Build. Usually in that order, but sometimes not. We get these ideas in our heads; the kind that just nag at us. Stuff like "Oh man, a trebuchet would be AWESOME!!" Yes, yes it would! So in order to facilitate the dreams and nagging ideas, we built a CNC machine.
The plans came from Joe's CNC, and for $75 bucks you can score a set of plans that document the construction and materials required. It also gets you a membership inside his web forum with a slew of posts on what and how to accomplish about every facet of the construction.
All in all it probably ran me about $3500 bucks. Mostly because I had the funds at the time and wanted to go all in. Stuff like a 2.2Kw water cooled spindle and Rack and pinion drive system kicked the price up a little bit. For the most part a CNC machine can be built (on this scale) for about $2,800 to $3,000.
It gives me a 4' x about 5' capability. I can throw a slab of plywood down, and come out with almost anything I can design. Turns the dream conversion from months or years to hours or days!