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sam

Sam
Hi all,

Some years ago I have worked as a fitter / machinist for a profession and still do the occasional manual machining job at my current occupation as a marine engineer, but have completely missed the boat on the CNC front. So have been looking at getting into CNC for a few years now as hobby at home and am finally getting close to a first setup with a lathe, an Optimum TU2807 with the ball screws already installed. Originally, after a fair amount of research over the years, was planning on a vertical centre mill. Was seriously looking at a Syil, nearly bought a Tormach half way through last year, but when going through the logistics of getting it here ( Portland in SW Victoria ) and into my shed along with the cost of everything, power supply and etc. the idea was seeming to be always just out of reach.

Anyway, maybe..probably, I babble on, long story short, I found an option in a DIY setup. Done some more research, found Masso and that really ticked a lot of box's so bought a G2 back in August and ordered a Bf46v and over the months accumulated the parts to do a CNC conversion on it. The mill took a fair while to get to Australia and due to a bit of a miss understanding I drove to Melbourne to pick it up before it was actually there and ended up coming home with the lathe instead. Well I did want to get a lathe eventually after anyway. So will be doing 2 conversions in the not too distant future.

Looking forward to it and to talking with you all about Masso and CNC stuff.

Cheers,

Sam.
 

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Arie
Staff member
Sam,

As you go through the conversion of the lathe and mill, write it up in the Machine Conversions forum with pictures.

Anyhow best of luck with the conversions and welcome to the MASSO forum.

Regards,

Arie.
 

sam

Sam
Thanks Arie , I will post pictures and a bit of a write up of the process gone through to the conversions on the relevant forum in a few weeks when I swing back off of work. At least for the lathe. The Mill will take a while longer as there is a fair amount more mechanical adaptations to design and manufacture, since there is no kit outside of Europe available for it.

Cheers,

Sam.
 
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