i posted my response over @ CNCGunsmithing, but just in case, here it is also:
nice work VaderSpade!
i was literally reading this as you posted it... you were one post ahead of me and i just hit refresh each time i got to the end of one, and a new one was there!
you've covered the whole process very well... the only things i can think to add at this moment are the need to clean the part very well before it goes into the cleaner bath for ano, wear gloves at all times to avoid getting oils on the part (and protect your hands from nasty chems), and the need for circulation on both the ano and dye baths... your aquarium air pump is visible in your ano bath shot, but some folks might not notice it.
anyway, great thread and i'm sure it will be useful and encouraging to those considering getting into this um.... addiction we have