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Building your own CNC router/milling machine

Building your own CNC router/milling machine
Already at the age of 12 I was dreaming of making a machine which could make things! A machine which would give me the opportunity to create products for in and around the house. Two years later I stumbled ont the words 'Computer Numerical Control' or more specifically the CNC milling machine. After I found out people were able to build one themselves in their own shed, I knew it! I had to build one, I yearned to have it!! For three months I tried to find the proper parts (A dremeltool, drawer slides, pieces of wood, etc.), but I didn't really know how to build a CNC. In August 2013 the idea to build a CNC milling machine captivated me again. This Instructable will show you how I built my CNC milling machine.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-your-own-CNC-milling-machine/

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