Thanks for the info, Roy.
But hey, you know what? I got to thinking and since I do a lot of other woodwork too, and I recall so many times being in the shop when I wished that I had a computer out there and I wanted or needed to jump on the internet. So, I went ahead and bought a typical laptop. You know, about 2 gig of ram and 500 gig hard drive. I'll dedicate that to the shop for the cnc programming but I'll also have it there for other things. But I already know to leave it alone when there is carving going on. I've heard some guys here talking about it not being such a great idea to multi-task while the program is running and I have no problem doing that. So, ya, I guess I won't have that as a worry at all. When it arrives I will get it set up then download the software for the control and get busy with the tutorials and see how much trouble I can get myself into. haha. Hopefully the instructions and the tutorials will be more easily understood than the setup literature was. Don't people hire tech-writers anymore? I'll bet that once I get fairly good with this whole thing that I could sit and write a set of instructions that could have a 12 year old follow and setup the machine, computer, software, where to put it, how to put it, and how to feel after you put it. Why can't they do that? I'll bet that almost no one here bought their cnc because they already knew all about how to operate it so I have to think that we all had the same sort of troubles in the beginning.
Well, anyway, onward we go.
Thanks to everyone who has been helping me to get this thing out of the box and into the shop and what needs to go with it. I'll see how it goes from here.