I will probably upgrade my controller when the new X-Controller becomes available. But that got me thinking as to what I could use the old controller for?
I had the idea of a dedicated rotary CNC machine to do "Wrapped" style CNC. (as opposed to true 4th axis CNC)
Using a simplified X-Carve design, eliminating the Y axis. Having the X axis mounted over a lathe style setup with the Y stepper rotating the work piece.
Except for a Lathe Chuck and Tail Stock holder you should be able to order everything from Inventables.
It just seemed that with all the modification need to setup the x-carve to do rotary carving it might be easier just build a second, dedicated machine. Especially if you happen to have lots of extra parts from various upgrades and modifications already lying around.
Just and idea I wanted to throw out there and see if anyone will run with it.