When you say using steel the plates. I am good with that. Is there a recommended type?
I have limit switches already, I ordered the ACME thread. I am using a DWP611, so I ordered that mount.
As for a dust shoe, I am printing one out as soon as I get some replacement parts for my 3D printer.
As for the LED lights… Why, beyond the “because I can” factor. I am also thinking of getting another RPi and setting up a camera mount when I move the manchine to the garage from my office. Then I can view the progress without being “onsite” the entire time. And not have to hear the machine going on in my office.