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    Flood coolant makes things easier, at least for me. Be sure and only use distilled water when you mix your cutting fluid, it lasts way longer that way.
    Here's a couple of pics, the foot splash guard and door splash guards are made from light alu, the side wings are stainless steel. Works like a charm. You still get some on you and the floor, but it's not bad.
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    The white plastic basket thingy is indeed from an old dishwasher and I use it to hold the vise wrench! Sad, I know...
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    Thanks for the photos Kevin, I think I have read you machine high end materials, for now I will be running just Alu, and nothing critical whilst I learn the ropes, so I can stick with air for now.

    I'd like to run MQL type system.

    I had great fun this weekend, took me nearly a whole day to figure out the work offset/tool offset - but I managed it and am starting to get my head around some very basic G code, as on my old desktop machine I'd just throw the code at it from a USB stick, whereas now I have the machine capable of ripping itself in two, I need to check my work.

    Managed to make my first part, really happy with the surface finish - though I have lots more to learn about fixturing, and how to do things more efficiently - still I have a working programme to tweak and optimise now which is something I didn't have before.

    Next part for making is going to be a bt40/cat40 toolholder setter so I can tighten down my collets properly.

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    Kevin,
    May I ask you how high the ceiling is in your garage that the TM-1 operates under?
    Thank you.


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