Hello from Michigan. I am presently designing a 4' x 4' 3 axis cnc router, I'm building this for cutting tapers on pool cue butts and shafts that I will be building. My thought was to mount my lathe bed to the table of the router for spinning the wood low speeds for roughing and high speeds for finishing. I also need a dedicated 4th axis for cutting inlays, pockets, butterfly joints and other work. The lathe is a custom fabricated unit using all Taig lathe components and will have a 3/4hp DC motor belt driven to give me adjustable speed while maintaining maximum torque at low rpm for times I have to do coring work on cues. My question is, am I better off with 2 lathe beds on the one table, 1 for indexing and one for 2000 rpm, or can i incorporate them both into one unit? I assume I could mount a stepper motor with a pulley opposite of the dc drive motor and switch belts from one to the other depending on the process I need to do. This is all very new to me so I apologize if I'm am using improper terminology or not describing what I need as good as I should. I appreciate any input you guys can offer me. This will be constructed predominantly of 80/20 for all structural components, a MDF bed for a sacrificial surface yet added strength. I am still on the fence about the linear components but I am leaning towards 20mm round slides with ball screws for both X and Y, and undecided yet on the X carriage yet. I have no idea on electronic yet and I am very open to suggestions. I know working with wood does not usually compare to working with metal as far as the tolerances or precision factor, but high end fully spliced and half spliced cue sticks are the exception as everything has to be perfect or better. Thanks in advance! I will post a nice build log with pictures once I am done with the design and start working on it.