It’s great that you replied. I hope your absence was not due to a personal crisis. The kit has arrive.
I found the list of recommended routers but for one reason or another they were not for me.
The caravan (I think the American readers would know this as a travel trailer) for the mill has power But it’s 3 inches too low to fit the frame at it’s given angle of tilt. So i’ll tilt it more from the original design.
I’ve redesign the frame to look more like the Mark II frame and to use metric measurements. It’s a fusion of the original, the mark II and it’s using Din Rails and v guide bearings for the sled which is from another Idea to give it less play and more accuracy.
The din rails and bearings are on the way.
I get the rest of the frame’s parts from the hardware on Monday or Tuesday.
I’m expecting some issues with it but I’ve selected a Ryobi 1600 watt router, with a 1/4 and 1/2 inch collet and 1/4 and 1/2 inch bits. The first issue is that you have to hold down the switch. I’m thinking zip ties might be OK for that. The second issue might be the plunge depth but there are collet extension bars available.