I am new to the forum and I hope that someone on here has either done this before or can guide me in the write direction.
I am in the midst of trying to figure out how to do this. I would like to have the headstock spindle (linked ) to the carriage on the bed. I was sent an E-mail from a member of OWWM and had mentioned cnc-ing this lathe. My thinking is this: If I can get 2 servo motors linked together through processing unit for both and manipulate that through software I think the possibilities are almost limitless.
Are any of you familiar with servo motors/processing units and software as far as cnc conversions. I know this can be done but my problem is i don't know what I am looking for and am not educated in this area, as far as what power to look for in a servo motor, what processing unit would work. I have an X axis (headstock) and a Y axis (carriage) I also could add a third probably to the in-feed to the material Z axis (cutting tool or router.
I can have my machinist make the necessary parts- that is not the problem, what is , is where to go? I originally was going to do this mechanically linked , and may still have to do that , but this idea has sparked my interest.
If any of you have any knowledge about this I would really appreciate any feedback you can give me, at least I will have a place to start.