Tailmaker wrote:Thanks for the ideas! Shopbot Desktop would be nice but way too big and unfortunately way too expensive for such occasional use. OTOH the Snapmaker is a bit smallish.
Scott, got to think about that stonecutting suggestion.
So far I am leaning towards a cheap 3040 machine. Some on eBay with a little rotary 4th axis for ridiculous $585. With a 24"x19"x16" footprint and about 50 lbs it should fit into a storage bin of the coach on a sliding drawer.
Comes with one of these 300w DC motor "spindles" but if too noisy maybe I just do some drag bit or knife work.
That is surely not for serious jobs but hopefully good enough for proof of concept, prototypes and software output testing.
I would toss the control box and and add my own control system. Well, let's see if the seller goes down to my $520 offer...
ger21 wrote:What about dust collection. Seems like that would be the noisiest issue.
I will remove the plumbing and add 2 fans to air cool the spindle from the outside. I have been air cooling the 2.2kW water spindle of my bigger machine for the last 7 years without problems.
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