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Build Your Own CNC Machine by James Floyd Kelly, Patrick Hood-Daniel

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Chapter 8. X-Axis, Part 2

In this chapter, we'll continue working on constructing the largest part of your CNC machine-the table. You're going to drill a variety of holes in the two halves that make up the tabletop, including holes for cross dowels that will allow you to later connect the legs to the table.

Read through the entire chapter first so you'll understand what work you'll complete next. By the end of this chapter, you will have bolted together the two tabletop halves and cut the table legs. Chapter 9 will then show you how to add the legs and the angled aluminum rail on the sides of the table. Let's get started.

Drilling the Table

At this point, you should have Parts Y and Z clamped with pilot holes drilled using a 1/8" bit. All of these ...

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