Details on building a computerized ornamental lathe

Over the past few months, I've documented a lot of the details on how I've built my computerized ornamental lathe for the benefit of the OT community. The design has evolved a lot over the 3 years and it seemed good to explain my reasons for changing things over the course of time. I've also tried to include some commentary on what I would do differently (or what I'll change as $$$'s permit).

Warning -- This is not intended for people looking for a turn-key solution! This is for geeks who want to make something for themselves. These web pages are somewhat technical and intended for people with knowledge of making their own hardware and wiring/circuitry. You will need some computer experience to follow all of this.

The link to the starting point is:

Feedback and discussion is welcome.