I am about to take the plunge and build a CNC mill. I was about to go with an X-Carve and then I ran across OpenBuilds and see that this is what I've wanted all along. My plan is the build a machine the size of an XL C-Beam however I like the idea of having a stationary table and moving XY and Z axis. I'd also like a CNC controlled variable speed spindle. Through another thread in this forum I found a link to a business named Automation Technologies that happens to be 20 minutes from home and I see that the business sells all kinds of stuff to compliment an OpenBuilds type machine. I called and hoped that the business owner and engineer would be willing to offer suggestions as to what spindle, servo motors and the associated controller boards and drivers and other components would be a good way to go. His reply to my question about that was that people already knew what they wanted and they just order the stuff from him. I told him I've been working in the machining industry and know how to program and I know how to machine but I just needed a little guidance regarding putting the right components together to make things work fairly easily hopefully without major problems. Then I started thinking I should face the fact that maybe the way to go is just build an OpenBuilds kit with the recommended OpenBuilds suggested components first with a basic router first and then move up from there. That way I can start making stuff relatively quickly and I can improve my machine along the way. As I said if someone can offer suggestions I'd appreciate it. Can someone point me to threads that focus on more than bolting all the beams and lead screws and plates together? Threads that talk about the electronics and motors and boards? Right now all I have is an iPad at home and it doesn't lend itself to navigating around the OpenBuilds forums that well so perhaps a link or two would help? Thank you.