Series: Crowood Metalworking Guides
Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: Crowood Press (April 1, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.6 x 10.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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This is a fantastic introduction to CNC work in the work shop. If has examples using both MACH3 and LinuxCNC.I am very happy with the purchase. The book is expensive, but it is very knowledge dense. For me it was well worth the price.I wish someone would put together a book of this calibre together for building a CNC machine.
This book is so good, I feel compelled to review it. I've read a half dozen other books on CNC and none of them provide the depth of information and utility that this one does. Most of the other books focus on the construction of a machine and have tiny sections related to their operation. This one covers the process, the tooling, the coding - pretty much everything needed to get started with a CNC machine. I highly recommend this book to hobbyists who are just getting started with desktop CNC. While the focus of the book is on machining metal, the author does address wood as well. The truth of the matter is that metals take more skill and you can apply the same concepts he presents to wood as well. Also, hats off to the author for his writing style and for the lack of typos and grammatical errors. So nice not to read something riddled with problems.
Doesn't touch upon machine setup in regards to cnc electronics. Assumes you have a fully working cnc mill. It's fine if your interested in learning basic gcode
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