What's in the Workbook

The Workbook consists of 212 pages divided into the following chapters.

  • Getting Started
  • Y-beam Assembly
  • Clamp Table Construction
  • Y-carriage and Rail Construction
  • X-beam Assembly
  • X-carriage Assembly
  • Z-carriage Assembly
  • Rack and Pinion Drives
  • KRMx02 Electronics
  • Mach 3
  • Cable Hookup
  • Basic Tests
  • Router Hookup
  • Fences
  • Basic Operation
  • Conclusion

In addition there are pages for your notes at the end of each chapter.

Chapter Layout

Each chapter starts with list of tools, bill of materials, time and cost estimates, needed to complete the chapter.


At the beginning of each chapter you will be presented with a list prerequisites. These are a set of conditions that should be met before starting the chapter. This is also where source locations for various parts will also be listed.


Each chapter will take you step-by-step through the process of creating or assembling the various components needed to complete the KRMx02 CNC. In many cases you will be shown techniques for making the component.


Each chapter ends with an illustration of the completed components. If any adjustments are required they are also listed.

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Featured Content

Step-by-step guide through the construction process with exploded views.

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Step-by-step guide through basic electrical hookup.

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Step-by-step guide through Mach 3 installation



Step-by-step guide through Mach 3 configuration


Step-by-step instructions on motor hookup and cabling.

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Step-by-Step guide to router installation and hookup.

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Step-by-step guide to clamp table installation and operation.

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Step-by-step guide on basic operations of the KRMx01 CNC.

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