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

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Chapter 13. Preparing for the Z-Axis

You should now have a better understanding of how the various axes are going to be used to get the machine's router bit to the material for cutting and drilling. Up to this point, you've built the x-axis and y-axis, including the y-axis frame that will move forward and backward on the x-axis aluminum rails.

You should also be much more comfortable with cutting, drilling, and measuring MDF, as well as creating the very useful bearing-rail assemblies (BRAs). Well, you're almost done.

The z-axis frame is next. This frame will ride side to side along the y-axis frame you put together in Chapter 12. In addition, this frame will contain another set of rails, mounted vertically, that will allow the router to move up ...

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