That is great looking work and a good design so far. I did find out that after my recent build, it was nice to have the electronics working first. makes it seem like you make real progress toward the end.
I don't recall how many times I had to take my lathe apart during the build. Maybe a dozen though. It was nice to have the motors already working on the screws to help do this.
I'll keep an eye on your progress.
Best of luck to you on it.