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Hi Ken - cool stuff! I'm curious to see what you are able to produce with the SC .....
Kishmul wrote: Once I get started I will, but for the moment they are not valid as I have yet to produce anything by CNC!
For the moment, Google "Kishmul Art and Craft" and you should see the sort of stuff I do. You will instantly realise why I am going to invest in a machine!
neil_paul wrote: Hi All
I'm also new to the world of Stepcraft CNC machines having purchased a SC420 a few weeks again. I came across these machines in a model aircraft magazine review and was interested by what I saw. I had been looking at buying a 3d printer for a couple of years but hadn't been that impressed by what was available and then here was a machine that was both a CNC router and had the capability to be a 3d printer!
Unfortunately I made the same mistake as Rob and went to Stepcraft in Germany with my order and received a machine with WinPC-NC and Filou software. I found both of these pieces of software difficult to setup and use but after much trial and error I did manage to do some machining with the SC420. I don't read German so I've no idea what the German language instructions are like but the English translations are awful.
Again like Rob I can't say I was impressed by the software side of the machine and didn't at first realise that I could use other software with a Stepcraft machine. But after joining the Stepcraft Forum I kept coming across "UCCNC", "UC100" and "Stoney CNC" and further investigation I found out exactly what they could do. I've since purchased the UCCNC software and a UC100 Motion Controller and found them a great deal easier to use than the German equivalents. As with Rob I wished I'd ordered the whole system from Stoney CNC, as it is I'm going to need their help with configuring the software.
blanthegenius wrote: Great blog,
There are quite a few intricate pieces in the Romani Vardon and yes I can understand why you would require a CNC machine.
I have a blog too handcraftedgenius.blogspot.co.uk the link can also be found too the left just under my profile image.