Hello forum! I’m brand new on here, brand new to CNC, and I just got my XXL yesterday! (So I very much apologize if this doesn’t follow etiquette – just let me know if not and I’ll step in line!)
(I’m pretty excited about it as you can see )
I’ve been following a couple threads about folks getting their XXL machines, and I’ll be honest, I’m getting a little worried. I’m pretty handy and good at figuring things out when it comes to building furniture, etc., but this is certainly out of my comfort zone. So when I hear that certain parts I’ve never even heard of are missing or too short, you can see how I’ve got some anxiety creeping in! I saw that Edward mentioned he’ll have some instructions posted soon (or maybe he already did??), but I’m unfamiliar with how this forum works and where such a thing would be posted.
So I suppose my main questions are:
-Are you guys waiting for those XXL-specific instructions to come out to assemble your machines, or are you just using the regular manual and skipping the sub-assemblies that have already been assembled?
-Should I just keep an eye on this general forum for need-to-know info about any missing parts or issues with assembly?
-Do you guys know of any good resources I could look up to help me out with assembly, aside from the original instruction manual? I’m generally pretty fearless when it comes to tough builds/assemblies, but this one has me spooked I’ll mess something up and either break something or have the whole thing just explode in my garage
-Anything else I should know before I get started; things along the lines of “Oh man, make sure you connect this little thing to this otherwise the router will fall out and kill you.”
Thanks so much for any insights, and nice to meet y’all!