Wow! Looks nice. I guess you have more money in your budget than I do
(0). I work next to a metals recycler, and have been scrounging aluminum and steel to make mine. The foreman there looks out for me and lets me know if something good comes in. I buy it for scrap price. I will use 1/2" MDX (exterior grade waterproof glue) for whatever metal doesn't cover. Where did you get the spindle? I think I can get a VFD motor, and was wondering how to get a collet on the end. Your setup looks like just what I am looking for. Thanks for sharing.