Ok so I chose the wrong topic title. It's not a new machine build. It's more like an old machine restoration. My appologese.
Since my last post (just incase anyone cares to know) I've cleaned the beast up and I've done a couple of jobs on it already. It's working fine and will be fully adequate for the work that it wiil do.
I still howerver need to make a suitable ventilation guard for the back.
You may notice that the Y axis has a non-standard motor and a linear encoder while the X and Z axis have the standard motors with rotary encoders. Yip, there's no doubting it, it's definatley a beast.