I haven’t really found a need for a dust boot with the nomad. I’ve been putting off on a better seal of the enclosure. I’ve seen others cut a hole in the side with a vacuum hose for dust collection. That paired with an air blower might be a pretty great solution.
For holding the PCB flat, I think stock wasteboards are likely pretty great. If you wanted to get a bit fancier you could CNC a pocket for the PCB to sit in and clamp above that. I’d think doublesided tape would likely be good enough? I’ve not done PCB work on the machine yet. I have a buddy who is interested in me doing it for him on my Nomad, but he hasn’t pulled the trigger on the kit yet.
I’d think with how little you are actually cutting, you dont need to have crazy work holding solutions in place. Milling out a pocket on the mdf to hold the PCB and then put a clamp or 2 on top of it would likely be enough?
Lighting has only been an issue for me now as I’ve moved the machine into an area of the room that doesn’t have great overhead lighting. I got a cabinet LED set for the shapeoko and may use that on the Nomad as well. In the meantime I have an LED flashlight that’s plenty bright that was a Christmas present.
I had the same issue a bit when I first got the Nomad. There aren’t as many posts about it, but I can tell you that it’s handled quite a lot that I’ve thrown at it, and support has been fantastic when I had issues with the machine.
I dont know how many wasteboards come with the machine (I got mine used), but picking up extra if you dont have a good way to cut MDF from the big box store is a pretty worthwhile investment. I think the store has a 4 pack?