I’ve seen these trunion style systems, while nice, they really limit the size of the part.
No I only planned on adding one axis on the tool mount. I was planning on a flat rotary table. So one axis is the table itself. This maximizes usable workspace.
Secondly, you could add yet another axis this way for some really complicated stuff.
I really don’t plan on it being able to carve out wood, but rather cut machinable wax. I do mold making with polyurethane, so as long as it can cut a positive or negative, I can make a part with any number of mechanical properties.
I see how it looks like it can’t be done with a router as a spindle, but check out rc groups. Those guys build spindles from rc motors, and they can be very compact. The othermill is a perfect example of how compact a belt driven assembly can get. The height of it is like 4 inches. However the depth is bigger, but that’s of little concern.
This is definitely doable guys. Can you imagine a five axis machine under 500? It’s crazy. Take a look at the 5axismaker. It’s a very interesting machine. I really like the video where they are 3d printing in five axis’! The only thing I would change is not having both additional axis’ on the gantry.