Well.... Patience pays off, although it REALLY is difficult to be patient, once you order one of Joe's kits.
Mine arrived yesterday afternoon, and I immediately opened the very large, very heavy carton, and unpacked the MANY beautifully cut MDF and HDPE parts that Joe includes in the kit.
I plan to document the building process here... hopefully, I can contribute back a bit, in appreciation for the help I've already gotten from those who've "gone before me".
And a special, public Thank You to Joe for designing, and crafting such a great product. I never dreamed that it would be possible for me to own a CNC machine of this size and quality.....