Figured id share what I have been doing on the weekends. I have been spending it in a local shop getting some machine time on a rather large mill, the part I am making is still under wraps for now but its rather small, this machine is able to hold a .001" tolerance any day of the week. With a 24' x axis 10' z axis and a 8' y axis most anything can be done on this sucker. In the past I had been limited to vertical mill with a rather small table. This is a horizontal but it even has a vertical attachment for those of you who have used mills and are not fans of the horizontal ones.
On to the pictures
This is not the piece I have been working on clearly, but base of a navy ship crane boom to show the size of the machine and its capabilities.
The operator and I watching the program I had written for the pieces I was making.
"That’s the problem with your generation, you sit around in your vintage t-shirts, with your participation medals and you never actually do anything"