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Old Sat 27 February 2016, 13:58
Cmarkham
Just call me: Christopher
 
Virginia
United States of America
Smile Introductions

Hello all. My Name is Chris Markham. I'm a sheetmetal guy out in Virginia. I've been looking at CNC for some time to supplement part of my business dealings. I get into UHMW slides and a lot of Lexan covers for customers that we regularly have to shop out. I've look at and even went so far as to bid on multiple pieces of equipment over the last 24-36 months. I've never quite satisfied and or concerned about what's out there. I'm a DIY kind of person and love building things. If you ever hear the story of my business partner and I you'll find it works like this. He sell it, I build it or he sells it and then says "hey I just sold a 1000 of theses at $x.xx each how do we get them done for that cost"

Anyway, today is DAY 1. Stopped looking, stopped reading about, stopped dreaming about and just DID. Plans are in hand and I'll start into materials early next week.

For those considering I find that choosing to do something is the hardest step for me. Once committed its about figuring out how to build something.

Look forward to reading more and hopefully getting down to build questions soon.
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Old Sat 27 February 2016, 14:15
Kornerking
Just call me: Pete #127
 
Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
Welcome Aboard.

I dallied for a couple of years. Thought it was to hard to contemplate.
We started cutting steel Feb 10. On target to have it cutting Mid March.
Don't let it overwhelm you. Take it in small steps and it becomes understandable.
The information you need is here on the forum. The pioneers did an excellent job of blazing a trail.
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Old Sat 27 February 2016, 23:09
Tom Ayres
Just call me: Tom #117
 
Bassett (VA)
United States of America
Welcome fellow Virginian! Where area do you live? I'm in southwestern part near Martinsville, south of Roanoke.
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Old Sun 28 February 2016, 09:07
hflwaterski
Just call me: Herb #126
 
Genesee, WI
United States of America
Welcome Christopher!
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Old Sun 28 February 2016, 18:44
Cmarkham
Just call me: Christopher
 
Virginia
United States of America
Up between Bedford and Lynchburg. My business partner and I run a metal fabricating facility in Bedforz.
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Old Sun 28 February 2016, 20:08
Tom Ayres
Just call me: Tom #117
 
Bassett (VA)
United States of America
You and I are practically next door neighbors. You are welcome here anytime.
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Old Mon 29 February 2016, 04:06
MetalHead
Just call me: Mike
 
Columbiana AL
United States of America
Welcome aboard !!!
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Old Mon 29 February 2016, 04:07
MetalHead
Just call me: Mike
 
Columbiana AL
United States of America
I sent you a PM
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Old Sat 19 March 2016, 02:52
Tom Ayres
Just call me: Tom #117
 
Bassett (VA)
United States of America
How's it coming along Christopher? Got any questions?
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Old Mon 21 March 2016, 07:59
Cmarkham
Just call me: Christopher
 
Virginia
United States of America
Status Update

Steel is on the floor and several items like the gear rack have arrived. I'm one for having all the parts and pieces in front of me and available before I go building. Figure a week or two more and I'll be all set to dive in.
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Old Mon 21 March 2016, 09:24
smreish
Just call me: Sean - #5, 28, 58 and others
 
Orlando, Florida
United States of America
Don't be afraid to post pictures. A lot of eyes here to help!
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Old Fri 25 March 2016, 14:04
Nikonauts
Just call me: Nikonauts
 
Johore
Malaysia
Welcome to the tribe, Chris!
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