So, I marked this as the temporary solution because the cricket maker can cut pieces that are up to 24 in long so it will work for this project. Thanks for the idea!
The long-term plan is to still try to get a tangential stepper roller cutter working on the lowrider so that I can cut bigger pieces. Inkscape has some plugins that seem to generate the gcode but I haven’t dug into it yet.
My first upgrade will probably be changing out my mini Rambo with a board that has an extra driver to control the rotary cutter direction. That would also open the door to some fourth axis messing about
I have seen a lot of talk with the Primo on what boards do what but I have not really paid attention.
What would be the best board supported by Ryan to upgrade my lowrider to? I currently run my mini Rambo headless with the LCD screen.
Thanks so much for everyone’s time and thoughtfulness in helping me work through this!