I’m new to the forum and somewhat new to CNC’s. Well, in 1980 I added motors to a milling machine and wrote a sw language to drive it, but that was a long time ago and it used a teletype machine, so, I’m really starting over.
Anyway, I’ve gotten interested in woodworking and I’d like to speed up the process of making straight cuts. I’d like to replace (or just not pay for in the first place) a table saw, a miter saw, track saw, and a panel saw. A cnc panel saw comes to mind and the low rider seems to be a good place to start. The question is what would I have to change? Better yet, has someone already done this?
General requirements are:
- able to handle a 4'x8' sheet of plywood
- cut at any angle within that area
- cut up to 2" thick boards, or
- cut 2" into a 6" glued up board
- be able to get around or over hold downs and fences.
- use a circular saw
I assume someone has already done this. Or struggled with it. I’d really like to hear people’s insights and pointers. The less I have to design the better so your feedback is greatly welcome.