I'm a fellow aussie located in rural Tassie. I too are about to embark on an cnc router build. I'm a total newbie to cnc so it will be big learning curve I'm sure. My design will be be 900x900, that is dictated by the linear rails and bearings I scored off Ebay today. Unfortunately my budget is more shoestring so my table will be a combination steel/ally concoction, and all home built. Having a small lathe, mill drill, and tig welder will help though. My biggest dilema now is what electronics and motors to use ?? I noticed you have got a Xylotex package for your system, my question is what made you choose that particular package ? Was it price only, or was there other factors involved. Also, what motors are you using ?
Because of my electrical ignorance I'm looking for a real "Plug n Play" system and had been looking at a package from http://www.lowcostcncretrofits.com/Australia.html it is a LOT more $ than the Xylotex system but has local (Qld.) support.
Naturally if I can save a buck I will, but on the same hand I believe in doing it right once. So your feedback will be appreciated.