Can we see some of your work? Multiple pictures (we love pics) like from start to finish.
Right about now I'd be happy owning a cnc with just 3 axisNo offense but... 4/5 axis isnt happening for alot on here just
getting or have CNC machines nowheres near the capabilities.
Seems a bit much advanced. Maybe over at cnczone its worthy.
Unless @MT Stringer has something hidden going on.
That pic reminds me of a few times i have waved the "z-axis"
to a few people I knew, the x/y was stationary. That configuration
was definitely remembered.
4D - I have the Nextwave "2-axis" system you're talking about - Ready2Rout, with the Ready2Lift add-on, now a package with both controlled by the same pendant (though you can do it as a separate piece as well). It is great to be able to put, say, a 5/8" dado, 1/16" deep, .85" from the edge of the piece, all with a simple touchscreen. It's controlled by, I think, three stepper motors (2 on the lift, one, I think, on the fence). I takes a bit to get familiar with it, but the more I use it, the more fun it is.Start with one Axis. Manual control. A router handheld or mounted in a table.
Nextwave has a 2-axis system. Router table mounted. Control of the fence distance from the bit is the 1st. For extra money you can get CNC control of bit height. You still have to manually move your wood over the bit. No 3D carving, profile cutting, V-carving, etc..
I could find use for 1 axis CNC control of a stop block (compound miter backstop) or fence distance (table saw or router table). I know someone makes a digital sliding stop block for miter saw stations.
4th axis is typically just a rotary attachment to a 3 axis CNC.
5th is tilt angle (4) and tilt direction (5) of the router/spindle. I could take advantage of such control on a more conventional 3-axis CNC bed. Dynamic tilting of the router bit as it runs around the edge of a coffee table top for instance.