@Curt When you get around to implementing a z touchplate, I would recommend going with some sort of metal block, maybe something like 3×4 inches and at least 1/4 inch thick – basically, something large and flat and rigid. My spatula is too flexible to give reliable touch-offs. With a sturdier plate, you can program in its thickness as an offset, and it should be much more consistent. I plan to do this as soon as I can find a suitable block.
@Walter I haven’t set up my MPCNC as a printer yet, but I fully intend to use endstops for the zero points when I do. I’ve had problems when using them for routing, though they’re pretty much all operator error – usually using them to set a zero point, and then forgetting to move them out of the way before I start routing. Plays hell with the tool paths!