"At the same time, having bought another Dremel cutting set, a couple of drill bits, some SS screws and wing nuts , I could have purchased the TiGoat cylinder stove for about the same."
I'd been buying differing size ti sheets, plates, M3 ti threaded control rods (for stove legs) other ti rods, tubes, fasteners and wire, plus stainless steel fittings etc for a while, then, about two months ago I calculated what I'd spent and what I still wanted (Ti-Goat stovepipes, dampers etc) and realized that I could have bought a Vortex Stove...
I'd avoided factoring in the cost of the Dremel 8000!
To be honest, I'm really enjoying the entire MYOG stove experience, and am happy at how my cylinder and box stoves projects are evolving, albeit slowly.
Its a great learning curve...