This is my first post here, so I feel like I need to introduce myself. I am heavy DIY-er/woodworker/graphic designer, who wants to build CNC machine ( ya right ), 23y old, live in Montenegro(ex yugoslavia, balkans, serbia ) Since I am on a budget, I will make everything from mild steel (I think you guys are calling it like that). Let's say I have the right tools and skills to make that. In theory (and in 3d) I have finished table accuracy and linear motion's, the only thing that is left is the drive system. I was planning something around 800x800 - 1000x1000, Nema 23 425oz Belt's 15mm 20teeth( currently find only HTD but will look for GT3 ) 2 motors on X-axis (probably on the gantry, single belt fixed at both ends) I am concerned about using belts, because I am planning to do some hardwood jewelry, and other kind's of small jobs like engraving, sings, calligraphy,maybe some sunglasses or whateva. The thing that I am most afraid of is... lets say, I am doing some 3h cnc job, and in the middle of it something snaps (missed tooth or whateva), and I need to do it all over again and buy new piece of wood. If that happen once or twice in a year, I dont have problem at all. Or let's say, I am milling Oak, and I need to mill it at 2h speed instead of 1h, so I can get the accuracy that I need, that's also more then fine with me.