If you want to do a little work yourself & understand your
machine & software there a several low end hobbyist type units
available. Sherline makes a small lathe & mill for about $500.
Them make a complete line of accessories for it. It's widely sold
in the US, made in CA. However, it doesn't have CNC capability.
To get that you by a kit with the servo's, interface boards &
some software. The kit is made specifically for the Sherline.
Home Shop Machinist, a bi-monthly magazine for machine shop
hobbyists has several ads for kits & complete machines every
Here's some sites & email addresses that may have more info.
Home Shop Machinist magazine email. email@example.com
Sherline lathes, mills & accessories
MicroKinetics Corp CNC kits for Sherline
Hanser Gardener Practical CNC Training (books)
The following companies don't have emails or sites listed.
ah-ha Design Group Conversion harware & software for Sherline,
612-641-1797. In the UK call Eagland Machine Tools
FLASHCUT CNC Complete CNC systems based on Sherline equipment
MAXNC Sherline kits & other CNC products 602-940-9414
BACK TRACK CNC mills 847-998-0821
I have subscribed to the magazine since it started
publication(15-20 year s ago), but have never done business with
any of the listed companies & hav e no interest in any of them.
Generally speaking, the magazine's advertiser s have been good to
do business with over the years.