Hi good people!
I somebody in this forum recommended a link about a DIY project. When I followed I got amazing ideas from the author of that video. I went further and found some other useful ideas from the same author. You can actually make your own machines that will help you a great deal!
Have a look at the V0.5 CNC machine. It is simple to make and requires just a few materials and tools. It won't take all your weekend!
Author: Norbert Heinz
Homemade CNC machine v0.5