Currently located near Stonehaven and i am considering building a decent sized CNC router which will be about 4 by 10 foot.

It will be mostly used for stuff like plywood etc no ambition to be machining big 3D things in metal. I have a manual mill and lathe for that

A few things which need to be done first before i can start, like actually build the workshop extension to put the machine in.

But no time like the present to ask a few questions

Anyone in the aberdeenish area who has some wise words or a machine to eyeball?

Is the idea of having a machine where the head can be swapped from a router to a plasma cutter head completely nuts?

Is it worth buying a small machine or a 3D printer to start playing with while i plan the build?