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For many mill owners, do-it-yourself projects provide a relaxing way to escape day-to –day pressures. For some, the idea of turning a manual mill into a more efficient, metal spinning CNC operated tool seems like the next perfect project. To learn what’s involved in converting a mill, visiting several websites with step-by-step instructions may prove helpful. Below are several different ways to go about the process.
Converting a manual mill into a CNC machine
The instructions that follow are for converting a Taig mill into a CNC mill—for more specific directions and additional help, visit the link provided.
Turning a manual Taig mill into a CNC run machine:
For the Z - axis:
For pictures of this process visit: http://alpinetek.netfirms.com/machines/cnc.html
For a different and very detailed account of converting a manual mill into CNC, complete with pictures, the following site may be helpful: http://www.silverkatt.co.uk/CNCMill/
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