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started with. It can also be used for importing drawings from another CAD program you may have used, to then generate the G code. Let’s now talk about the machine. As I said earlier, CNC can be used to control a number of different types of machines. I chose to build a router table of 1300mm long by 900mm wide with about 200mm of vertical spindle height. This is a straight forward 3 axis machine with the Y axis being the movement from front to back, the X axis being the movement from left to right and the Z axis being the vertical movement of the spindle motor (router). I chose a machine like this principally because the majority of the work I want to do is cutting out parts as a profile cutter, plus th H\[ۘ[ [Y[[ۘ[؈ X\YH[HX[H\YXZHX\ܜ܈^H]][[ K]\^HXHH[]X]\X[و\ HY]Hۙ X\ܙX]܈][]\]ˊH[[]][X\XH]\[ [[H܈H[H؜ˈx&[[HۜX[ۈ]Z[[H^Y][ۈوQˈ[\YH]وٝ\H]\H\Hܘ[H[YXX ˈYZ[]\YH]YH[Z]][ۜ [\\KH\و[\وH[H[[K][[H^H܈] \H[Z]][ۜXYH[Y XX \Hܘ[H\YۈHXX[H\]HH^\و[ݙ[Y[ YZ[Y[H\H\Y][\\ ۛY][H[[YHوHH[x&]H[\]Y]SPSHYH]ܚˈ]\Y][XY]\^HH[ݙ[Y[وXX^\]H[H[YXHو\H^H\HX[ˈ]\X[YH][H[H[XX ۈ[H\]\]Y[HXYH\]\H\\[H[YYHYX]Y\]\[HXX[H[\H]܈X][H[[H\[[[HXX[KXX \Hܘ[HXܚ[H][وH\X[\][\[H[[H\ܝ\YH\ܘ[\[[ۈH[YH\]\܈[[HH[YZZ[[H^HXX[H[\]]H[][\\[[]H\X]Y]H\[\\HYYY[ۙHوHHۈH[\\ []XX ]\][H[\ܝ[X[\\]\Y\[[[Hܘ[H[YܙH[[]܈H\[YK\\HHXZ[]\[XYHܜ\Y[]H[HXYX\^] \YX]YXX[H\۸&]YYH[][XX[ Z[H\[[][H ]H\[Yو[XHYX[\[\H[[ L'H]ܙY[[ۚ]܋[[[Y[HX[]Y\YHوH\] XX [HۛYY]˛XX\ܝ KۛY˜ۛY\[ۈXX ˌ ˌ ^[[]\[ۙY\][ۈHHHHHHHHH˛XX\ܝ KݚY[‚\\[ܜ’HY[[ۙYX\Y\X][[\\[ܜ]و[\[[\[][K[ܝ[][H\H[ܜ\H\HX\Y[Y[HHYوHXX[H\^KY[x&]H]\Y[][]\\[H[[[^[[[HXK \Y[و^Hܚ][]KKR͒\\[ܜ^XH\Z\HY\H\[\[H^\و][ۈ[\HX\H\ˈ^HYYH۝YHHYX]Y]\[]Y[HH\[H\X[ۈ^H\ H]X[HYH]H\H KKH[ܙ]܈X[[[ۈ\[JHH[ܙX]HH[X\[ݙ[Y[وH^\H[[ݙKH^Hو\H[ܜ\H[\[HY[YYYHZ\[ܜ]YKH\Y [ܜ ۙHXXۈH[^\[ۈHH^\H]Y] Hދ[[]H[[HHX]Y\XH܈H^HوHXX[K\]X\HY\\ܝ[[\KH\XH[]H[Y[[Y\^Z[H[ܜ]\\\H[XZ]\[\\[XH]܈Y[[Hܝ]ZYNX\܈]\ˈX][HX[XHXZH]YX[܈Z[܈[\X\[H[XKXݙNH\܈HH\]HLXY\X]\X[H[H]H]HX\ۘXHXK]HH]˝[[܋K܈]^H]H]Z[XH\]]ˈ[\ܙX]\HH]H\Y܈\[YXH\Y[]\X[]X[\Yۜ[Y[\KH\HX[وӐX\]Z[XH]\H\]]]HX\ˈ]HH]\X]H]˚X[\Yۜ˘K˂