Hello and thank you in advance for any information and advice! I have always been fascinated in the world of CNC. I have recently been watching my friends CAM business start up and decided I wanted to be a CAD/CNC hobbyist. I am wanting to build a CNC router/laser for a milling and wood-burning hobby. I am partially disabled and can no longer do much woodworking with hand tools efficiently anymore. I would like to build electric guitars and I need to build a machine approximately with a work space of 600 x 1200 mm. Being on a small fixed income cost is an extreme factor. Would anybody like to give a newbie some friendly advice. I worked as a computer hardware technician for many years wit a little experience programming in BASIC (35 years ago) and a little Visual Basic. I have a little experience with Arduino and have a few spare UNO boards lying around. I also have a 3/4 hp 24000 rpm B&D router to use as a spindle. I have some scrap 3/4" MDF scraps which I hope I can use as base framing. I would like to know what would be the the best setup for me ie., moving work space, or moving gantry,... NEMA motors (size & torque), leadscrew sizes, etc. As said before, thank you in advance for any help and advice. I'm sure all my questions have been answered in previous post but I am too anxious to get started!