About 6 months ago I decided I really NEEDED a cnc machine. Kind of like really NEEDING a new Loco, car or accessory.
Every year at the Big E show there was a booth in the corner showcasing Stepcraft CNCs. Every year I said, "Gotta get one of those." This was the year, but they weren't at the show... and I've found a more affordable alternative. Me to wife, "It wasn't THAT expensive!"
So here's the first piece I've made that complements my train hobby:
It's a diamond-bit engraved plexiglass wall hanging. Took a while, and a lot of Youtube and cnc forum reading, but I think I'm getting it down! It took about 25 hours of line drawing from a few photos and diagrams of the real thing...no, it's not a rivet counter's dream... I took some "artistic license" with the details.
It's LED illuminated, and about 21" high. The black is a 1/2" mounting backboard that supports the plastic and LED base.
A new addition to my train room... thought I'd share it here.
The more I think about it, there are lots of ways to integrate cnc projects with my train interests... currently making some trestle parts for our club outdoor G Gauge layout