I am a former Marine and a current Police Sergeant in Alabama. Feeling a little under-qualified. Haha. Glad to be able to soak up all of the combined knowledge.
Don’t worry, you’ll fit right in — 5 years in the Air Force here, including working as a Security Police.
I was a little nervous about venturing off into the land of CNC. I mainly got involved for woodworking purposes. I’m sure you guys in the forums hear this all the time, but the community is what sold me on Carbide products. When I was lurking around the different posts trying to gather information I noticed there is a core group of people on here that seem to find joy in helping others solve their problems. After seeing that I figured I couldn’t go wrong here. So, thank you guys for unknowingly motivating me to get out of my comfort zone and learn something new.
Retired grandfather and life-long tinkerer, born and raised in So CA. Married, 1 son, one grandson.
USCG Avionics Tech / SAR crew member on HU-16 Albatross seaplanes back in the 70’s.
AA degree in Electronics, followed by 40+ years in Medical electronics, 34 of them as a Field Service Engineer on automated microbiology, virology and DNA hardware. Retired at 62 after a life mostly on the road, throughout western USA and Canada.
1/3 of our 3-car garage is my shop. Mostly woodworking, with some electronics and welding. Got my S3XL over a year go, assembled it, and left it in a corner. After some prodding by my programmer son, I pulled off the tarp and dove into CC & CM. Cut myself a set of clamps and was hooked. Built a massive cart, planning an enclosure. The tinkerer in me sees at least a dozen ways I want to Hot-Rod the S3XL to make it even more capable. Working on a novel work-holding / dust collection system. If it pans out I’ll share some photos later.