First time I've ever tried this forum thing. we'll see how it goes.
I am looking to build a CNC mill/lathe for woodworking. I want to be able to cut XYZ axis and rotate about the x axis (A rotation I believe). I know nothing of CNC controls or have I ever worked with a CNC machine. I want some software I can play with to make sure my new contraption will work before I spend hundred on building the machine. Any suggestions for a free program or good trial software that will allow me to learn a little about CAM and CNC process? I am really wanting to turn barley twists and indexing cuts (flutes) I am an engineer and understand CAD well. but CAM and CNC not so much. any info would be greatly appreciated.