Buying one of these isn't DIY,

Buying one of these isn’t DIY, but knowing it is possible could motivate someone towards what could be done in a DIY manner.

Looks like a glorified shapeoko to me

What’s your guys opinions on the Routakit on Kickstarter, large work envelope but seems kind of pricey considering they will be ordering the BOM items in bulk. I’m unfamiliar with the typical costs, it would be interesting to hear from people who know

I’ve been considering the OpenBuilds OX:
http://www.openbuilds.com/builds/openbuilds-ox-cnc-machine.341

You can get most of it in a (configurable) kit form from SMW3d for roughly $890-$1300, depending on options:
http://www.smw3d.com/ox-diy-cnc-kit

DIYers: just another refference…

Excellent idea with the Z-gantry in the back…