Ok. So it took me four months to get to opening the box but now I’m up and running! Kudos to Chris for the build video as I watched it or them all the way through while setting up my machine. They were super helpful. Everything came together perfectly.
I do have two concerns or questions I would like to put forth now. What are people doing to turn on and off the router (I have the makita) that would work through the gcode? I would feel much better with the tool stopping automatically at the end of the run. Also what if any recommendations does the community have for a spindle the I could run that would give me this control over starts and stops and speeds?
For a quick fix on the router power I am thinking a raspberry pi to wifi plug that could get start stop signals from the control board, but will take any suggestions.