@Pete- Well, I figured more power and a Z-axis might benefit some people's projects. I do have a bit of technical know how on machining, but you guys all have the desire to figure stuff out, which can take you pretty far, too!
As for cutting acrylic covers, I'll have to say... Probably. I'd have to see the part, but I can cut most anything as long as I can figure a way to hold it. I've cut ABS, PVC, Delrin, UHMW, and polypropelene before on a mill.
I'm happy to support the maker community. I really enjoy working on prototypes and short runs, because I get to spend time figuring stuff out a lot. And I really dig the maker vibe-- I feel like the ability to make and fix things is slipping away in the US, and that worries me. So I'm doing my little part to keep the inventive spirit alive.
I am not sure how often I'll be checking the forum or my PMs, but my phone number is above, or you can email me on [email protected]
Thanks for the replies!