I have been reading and working on a design for a router table and I have plans to convert a Harbor Freight mini lathe to CNC.
Last night I was looking to see what would be involved to CNC convert a wood lathe and now I am not sure what the best approach is. Is it better to take a wood lathe and then create a two axis system to move a cutting tool up and down the length of the item being turned and then move the tool toward and away or is it better to create a three axis system where on axis turns the piece a certain amount and then the other two axes move a router along the length and in and out. Or is there something totally different that I should be looking into?
Thanks for the help.
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