We recived the Stepcraft 300 and built it.
How it looks when it arrives.
Some Assembly photos
The final product
First 3D surface in wood. This thing is awesome.
Final results of a programed Ring Cut, 3D flower with engraving bit and 3D flower with proper ball nose bit.
Now… to cut some Aluminum. I drew a part in vCarve for my drone ( a motor extension) and broke a lot of bits understanding how to set the feed and speed and chip collection. Here is an example of one of those bits breaking.
One more closeup with some chips flying. Current cutting is done with the vacum turned on and the “brush collector”.
Designed and made some hold downs on the Bridgeport, put the dust collector on and away we go. Works great. Next project, add a mister and specialized bits and start cutting carbon fiber.