I started designing this 200kg beast in 2010, 2 years and 900+ revisions later and it was ready to decide if it would make it into the real world.
Unfortunately, this coincided with a couple of business trips to China... so the first constraint was no longer that it had to fit through a standard doorway, but what's the longest profiled rail I can get into my luggage?
Fast forward to boxing day 2012, the frame is built, painted, but not a whiff of electrical progress or cable. Meanwhile a friend who had been helping out with some milling of the Z axis had mentioned the project at his local model engineering club who in turn had a stand at the prestigious Model Engineering Exhibition at Alexander Palace in London. It had been suggested that I turn up with the CNC and ruffle the feathers at the showcase of real model engineering. :-) Anyway, back to Boxing day. I ring my buddy and ask what are the dates for the show, March wasn't it?
er, no, comes the reply, January 12th; (It probably wasn't the 12th but I didn't hear anything after JANUARY!)