Ill agree with that.
While not for metal working. There is an increasing number of small, low end (cheap) 2D & 3D router machines for wood working.
Better yet, the DIY CNC movement is finally taking hold. Lotta people are starting to use avalible parts, servos & controls. Software, free plans & materials to build their own CNC routers.
There have been afew people take things like the cheap $400-600 harbor freight mini mill, and convert it to servo drive without a software.
Neat things you can do for a grand, or so.
I've seen afew of the routers turned into plasma cutters too, but they start getting out of hand expencive for what most homebodies would ever do.
What format are those in, Dave? If I could get this in AutoCAD or SolidWorks, I can try to start making the flange available at a real value again. I think David (Lextreme) has one left and that's it.
I'm actually working on cleaning a lot of old, broken or redundant threads and posts now. Yes, a past owner did a software conversion very irresponsibly and broke all existing links without putting redirects in place.I see there is so much good info on this site though so many broken links. Has the site had data issues in the past?