Furniture building is my thing. CNC is completely new to me, but I'm a quick learner.

Is there such a machine that can meet these requirements:

Cut individual wood letters and whole words connected up to 1/4" thick, up to atleast 4" high by 18" long?

I would like to use fonts and embellished designs to cut from my images off my iPad or PC.

My budget is under 4K--don't laugh. That's a lot for me and I'm getting the impression that these babies run high