My name is Rob, and I live in Sydney, Australia.
I have been interested in CNC for a few years now. I did my own conversion of a round column mill, but I was not happy with this as the head moved on the column and made accuracy difficult to achieve.
So, I sold that on Ebay and bought a Promica CNC Sieg X3 mill, together with their IC3A controller and a 4th axis rotary table. This works very nicely.
I also have a 1m bed European toolroom lathe, and have considered converting this to CNC in the future.
I have a passion for benchrest rifle shooting, and one of the goals of my workshop is for me to build better more accurate rifles.
My other passion is playing pool, and I have also done a lot of work on pool and snooker cues, like re-tipping, fitting ferrules, making weights and thread protectors etc.
I have a background in mechanical engineering and have my own IT business.
And, my first action novel is available at Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B7E5NZK/