Router: First Blood, er, Dust
I managed to get the MDF work surface installed and a hinged arm installed to help keep the cables under control.
I still intend to switch to the IGUS chain when I ge the chance, but this works for now. For the time being, the wires are just hanging off the right hand side of the Y axis.
And here is my first cut. It is the Roadrunner sampe file from Mach3 cut in a scrap of wood from an old entertainment center. It's a pretty simple thing, but it sure seems like a huge achievement. And here is video(5M) of the machine doing its thing.