I am new to all this but have to say what a great book and website. I am now part way through the build of my own CNC machine based very closely on the book design.
I am a sign maker and intend to use the CNC Machine to router out flat cut lettering and also to carve 3d signs and logos.
This first picture was the completed carcass. I decided to clothe the machine using a combination of aluminium composite material and vinyl wrapping.
As you can see, the machine is still minus it's motors and electronics but I am about to order these components through the website.
I have installed mach3 on my PC and have been tinkering with the software to get a feel for how it all works.
Very excited about the whole project and delighted at how easy it all has gone together so far. Thank you James and Patrick for putting all this "know how" into your book and website.
I'll update this thread as the build progresses.
Meanwhile - here's a link to a video of me testing the X Y and z axis motion using a hand held power drill to turn the lead screwshttp://www.isigntube.com/player/vPlayer ... d56260243a