A great example of what just how awesome a home cnc machine can be! I can't say enough about how cool this is. In you can see that he's building this in his home. At the kitchen table... in the living room.. his Kids interacting and watching. Even his Wife gets involved putting parts together. A true home CNC hobby hero this guy. He has a book listed on his site (http://buildyourcnc.com/Book.aspx) or on Amazon called Build your Own CNC Machine.
Dolphin CAD/CAM Software is great for the hobbyist that works in their garage or borrows their employers machine to RC clubs that cut their own parts. We can now do so at a reasonable cost. With the ease of use and fast learning curve, you will find it easy to start cutting your parts.
From the creator of Buildyourcnc.com with his great cnc kits comes a forum you have check out. It's closer to the Home CNC hobby/life then cnczone's forum. I'm liking it much better.