Building a small traction engine and I wanted to engrave the words around the smokebox door and for the main badge, so thought I would dip my toe into the world of CNC and bought a CNC engraver/router. OK it is very cheap and might not be up to the job, but this is a steep learning curve for me as only ever used manual machines before this point. I bought a Sain Smart CNC Router 3018-Pro.
So, here is a video of the kit arriving and me assembling the machine. Will share more as I learn.
Now I'm learning about G-Code, tool paths and how to set up the machine for different materials.