Back in Chapter 1, we introduced you to the general concept of the CNC machine. You learned about the various axes that are used to get the machine's router bit to the material for cutting and drilling. And in Chapter 2, you got a brief overview of the CNC machine you'll be building.
Up to this point, you've been reading and learning about some of the methods you'll be using to cut, join, and build your CNC machine. In this chapter, however, it's time to get your hands dirty (just a little bit, we promise). You're going to begin building the first component for your CNC machine.