In volume 1 we build the frame and carriages. Volume 1 is the foundation to the CNC Construction Set.

Included with volume 1 is a detailed "Bill of Materials", with product links to the components needed for the frame construction.

Volume 1 is currently 112 Pages.

Where Can I get Volume 1

You can purchase the book here:

CNC Construction Set Volume 1: Frames and Carriages

What is covered in Volume 1

The items shown in red are what I refer to as adapter plates.  They serve the purpose of forming the base for the various carriages and mounts. The design of the CNC Construction Set was done in such a way that these plates can be made from a multitude of materials. PVC, MDF, Corian, or Aluminum.  You can even start with one and migrate to the more expensive ones (Corian, Aluminum) later.


Chapter 1


Chapter 1 is an introduction to the build. It covers the various plate materials as well as the stand.


Chapter 2

Chapter 2 covers basic frame constuction.



Chapter 3

Chapter 3 covers the Y axis linear rails.



Chapter 4

Chapter 4 covers the Y carriages.



Chapter 6

Chapter 6 covers the gantry.



Chapter 9

Chapter 9 covers the Z Rails.



Chapter 10

Chapter 10 covers the basic Z carriage.



Whats Next?

Volume 2 : ACME Drive Components

Here I cover the linear drive components using 5-start ACME drives screws and nuts.