|By request, the CNC machine in all its glory;)|
I'm not claiming any credit for this machine - my husband put it together entirely by himself. Being a bookish, non-mechanical kind of person, I am constantly amazed at what handy people like him can put together in their spare time.
This is a "poor man's" CNC machine. As I recollect it, he bought a few kits and random parts, scavenged some parts from his parts pile, stuck them all together, built the frame, and made it go. The result is a CNC machine built for less than $1K. It's not as precise as the professionally made ones, but it cost about 5% of a bottom of the line pro model.