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

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Chapter 15. Z-Axis, Part 2

In Chapter 14, you cut a few of the parts required to build the z-axis. In this chapter, you're going to drill some holes in a few of those pieces, take a few measurements, and cut the remaining parts required for the z-axis.

As you read this chapter, keep in mind that a few of the parts you'll use for assembling the z-axis may not match exactly with the measurements we provide. This is not necessarily a mistake on your part; slight variations in cutting the MDF can cause some measurements to fluctuate as much as 1/16". Just be patient and keep moving forward, and your z-axis will begin to take shape.

Preparing to Drill

Before you can assemble your z-axis, you're going to need to drill some holes so the various pieces you ...

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