Medium Bed Mill
Grizzly G0704 Mill
I originally purchased my G0704 primarily to convert it to CNC to help me understand what all the components are that make such a machine work. I purchased plans from Hoss and completed his “Phase 1” conversion. Essentially just adding motors to the existing hardware via some shop made mounts. I learned much from the project and now there is rarely a weekend that this guy isn’t making some part or another. Some of the brackets for my Charter Oak 12Z will be made on this machine. I have found the G0704 to be a pretty decent machine for light work and aluminum.
I added a VistaCNC imachiii P1A-S pendant for more efficient setups. This offers more easily controlled movement when zeroing cutters. USB connection with simple setup.
I made a bracket and installed six LED waterproof lights that are marketed as daytime running lights for point illumination at the cutter.