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Nick Hulme10/03/2019 09:33:11
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That's it in position, just the complete rewire of the workshop to do, the cable trays are going in next week :D


Brian H10/03/2019 10:05:32
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That looks impressive, more details please.


Ron Laden10/03/2019 10:13:09
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That machine is bigger than my workshop..smiley

geoff adams10/03/2019 10:34:06
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161 photos

Hi Nick i have an x4 thats a bit bigger what you going to make on it i also have tormach 1100


Mick Henshall10/03/2019 11:05:41
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Looks lovely, what is it ?


Speedy Builder510/03/2019 12:24:52
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Crikey - Do you get inside the box and shut the door to keep the workshop clean?

blowlamp10/03/2019 12:34:00
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Looks like a Syil X7 CNC mill.


thaiguzzi10/03/2019 13:49:01
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Posted by Mick Henshall on 10/03/2019 11:05:41:

Looks lovely, what is it ?


I think it's a shower cubicle.....

V8Eng10/03/2019 14:28:56
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Posted by Mick Henshall on 10/03/2019 11:05:41:

Looks lovely, what is it ?



Now it has touched down the lander will probably soon start transmitting imageswink.

Edited By V8Eng on 10/03/2019 14:29:37

SteveI10/03/2019 14:45:28
246 forum posts
17 photos

Wow very interesting. Which options did you go for it?


Nicholas Farr10/03/2019 23:33:09
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995 photos

Hi, I think Dr Who has finally managed to disguise her TARDIS as something other than a police box. wink 2

Regards Nick.

Mick B111/03/2019 08:44:20
1364 forum posts
75 photos

Looks a bit contradictory to me. The loopy bit on the far end looks like an auto toolchanger carousel thingy, but the handwheel in the window shrieks 'manual'. Somebody'll maybe give us a clue eventually.

Mick Henshall11/03/2019 09:35:54
525 forum posts
29 photos

Its for getting stones out of horse's hooves 🤔


Vic11/03/2019 09:41:49
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12 photos

Solid looking vice as well!

John Haine11/03/2019 09:42:46
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141 photos

More over on MYCNCUK

Nick Hulme11/03/2019 13:13:44
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37 photos

It's the Syil X7 with 12 tool changer, the big 4th (that's the hand wheel on the tailstock!) , Siemens 808d Advanced controller and Siemens servos and drives, the factory were very kind in including the laser ballscrew mapping at no extra charge.
The massive column and base castings were a significant part of the appeal of the X7, the absence of proprietary gubbins you can't buy elsewhere was also a consideration.
I've had my nose to the grindstone replacing the shower enclosure at the behest of SWMBO this weekend and this morning, back to work on the garage today! :D

Ian Johnson 112/03/2019 00:35:44
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65 photos

Very impressive bit of kit, and with a 4th axis too! Makes my KX1 look like a toy! Tormach have certainly got some competition now.

Hopper12/03/2019 09:01:31
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85 photos

Impressive indeed. I can't even begin to think what that machine cost. Makes the debate about used Myfords prices pale away. What will you use it for? Some commercial ventures or purely home hobby stuff?

Nick Hulme12/03/2019 09:52:26
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37 photos

Although I did look at Tormach and Skyfire at the start of this journey I don't think the X7 is intended as competition for either, the X7 is far more rigid and massive and has a base casting, not a stand.


It is my personal machine and will be used for motorcycle parts for me but I will be doing some commercial work with it, the commercial stuff is covered by NDAs so I'm not at liberty to give details without the permission of the IP owners until the products are released into the UK market.

Hopper12/03/2019 09:57:46
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85 photos

Well you should be able to make some pretty fancy motorcycle parts on that rig!

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