Thanks again for all the suggestions. I'm just getting started in figuring out how we'll go. My initial goal is to figure out how to build one, and the tube depot.com model is attractive as a low-cost way to start, learn, and not invest too much if we screw it up. Will post how it goes - got a lot to research, given my ignorance.
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