This has been a work in progress for the past month and a half but I am finally at the point where I am confident enough in the process to show it off.
One of the products I have created are wooden chessboards with wood chess pieces which are dimensionally precise copies of actual pistol and rifle cartridges. Not having a cnc lathe, I was forced to work out a method to get my Nomad 883 Pro to act as a lathe in order to machine these precise pieces from actual cartridge dimensions. This involved a scratch-built 4th axis which utilized an old spindle which was geared to the table via a rack and pinion to turn a shaft upon which the work was mounted.
A model of the cartridge is made in Fusion 360 which is then turned into an extruded cross-section which becomes the model for creating the toolpath in Carbide Motion. The machine thinks it is machining a flat object, but the geared shaft allows the blank to be mounted and turned by Y axis movement.
The process works surprisingly well, and to date I have made two complete sets by this method. Engraving the headstamps into the base of the cartridges involved making a mounting fixture using a .25 shaft mounted vertically to the table to hood the pieces vertically so a PCB cutter could mill the letters which I had laboriously created with Carbide Create.
Woods used are maple, walnut, bloodwood, wenge, and holly. Each piece takes from half hour to an hour or so to make with three operations on the Nomad.
Hope this has been of interest to you!