Oh, I sort of missed that you were looking for someone to try it out. I’d be happy to take a whack at it, but I can’t do anything until the weekend, very likely. I also don’t have any wood that would be suitable. Would it work as a kind of “proof of concept” if I make it out of plastic or tooling foam or something?
I’m in Brooklyn, NY, by the way. So I assume some shipping might be required once it’s finished.
As for the learning curve, yeah, it’s not quite as “point and click” as a 3d printer, but the Nomad provides what I think is the easiest way in to CNC. You don’t have to mess with the machine very much to get it working, and you don’t have to know very much to start making things. Until I got mine, I had never attempted anything to do with CNC, and now, while I’m nowhere near an expert, I can generally make what I want to make, and have it come out the way I want it to come out.
As I’ve gotten more experienced, like with anything, I find I can do things faster, and get better results. But from the start I was able to muddle through very well, albeit with a great deal of help from this forum.
Oh, and the machine is incredibly accurate. Just make sure to level your wasteboard right away.