Hi All, I am a newbie when it comes to the CNC milling but have been keen to give it a go for a while but needed worth while project to do, so now that I have found a project (wife has approved), I am now ready to go shopping but not 100% sure on what parts to buy for the work load. The best way for me to describe the project is that I have large blocks of clay that I need to mill but I can not drill top down like a normal cnc machine - need to go side on. Attached are a few images of my mock up machine. Requirements to mill: 900wide ( left - right - shown as green ) 500hight ( up - down - shown as blue ) 900depth (forward back- shown as red) The grey is the floor supports things that concern me: 1) Is this the best way to do something like this? 2) I should have read <insert here> first? 3) weight of the drill (3kg) on blue ( and what size motor is required) 4) on the blue do dual stepper motors (1 each side) work well or do they run into issues? 5) There is a hole that would be milled all that way though but it gets small every 250mm (like a step down circle) which the drill head will fit inside 6) can I do it for my budget of $1500USD 7) If I also wanted an extra axis to between red and green to go 45deg each way from center. While a parts list would be great - I am more after the you should do/use A part because of B as I want to learn Thanks in advance.