Hello from Devon UK


I have a RF25 milling machine that I converted to CNC some 10 years or so ago and use CamBam and Mach3/4. In addition I have a small CNC router for wood projects. That also runs Mach3 and Cambam. I am trying to get to a handle on Fusion 360 instead of Alibre.

My Masso came with a CNC lathe and Milling machine from Sherline and I have been advised to go the Fusion 360 route to make it easier to integrate with Sherline.

My interests are hobby based and at the moment Have a 2 Fowler traction engine on the go (for the last 16 years or so - slowed to servicing the needs of 4 grandchildren!) along with a pair of Edgar Westbury s Seal 4 cylinder 15cc petrol engines.

I must admit I m finding the Sherline/Masso/Fusion360 combination hard to sort out. For example this morning I wanted to produce 4 simple clamps for holding the vice to a cnc produced base plate. I produced the plate on my RF25 milling machine simply using CamBam/Mach3. Drilling and tapping 27 holes. I gave up on the Masso controlled Sherline Mill after several attempts when I d get one or two elements correct but failed on the last.

There are many help video s from Sherline, Masso and Fusion 360 but it must be my mind as they don t seem as user friendly as Mach3 and Cambam. Or maybe I ve been exposed to them for much longer?

Anyway I m hopeful that the forum may offer another angle of learning , I m not giving up! At the investment I ve made SWMBO won t let me?