Good news! My Dad and I finished the ceiling this weekend, and I finished up the upper wall steel panels on Monday and Tuesday. We got the last of the main lights installed as well, and I spent some time last night shortening the cords and running them in cable keepers (second picture), so they look WAY less crappy. I love the way the steel looks on the walls and ceiling. I'm also pleased with the LED lights - they're plenty bright, and the 5000k color temp is quite nice when the garage door is open.
The only metal left to install is a single strip to cover a gap between the garage door and the center post (see the red arrow in the image below).
I also made a home depot run for materials to case the windows - pre-primed, finger jointed 1x6 pine boards to the rescue! I got a coat of white paint on them last night, and they'll get installed tonight. After that, I'm enclosing the bottom of the exposed beams with quarter inch ply (you can see insulation and framing thru them).
I picked up 4 more lights so I can have separately switched lights over the center of the shop where the table saw is going, as well as over the bay just to the right of the garage door where I'm planning to do finish and hand tool work. It's going to be brighter than the sun in there when I'm done.
The rented lift goes back a week from today, and it will be nice to work standing on the ground again.
This router has no “second stage” when releasing the lock nut. I have a PC model which has the collet connected to the locknut by a snap ring. The Milwaukee model will allow the lock nut to be removed completely if the bit is of a small enough diameter. With the locknut completely removed, the bit is still jam tight. This has happened with every bit, even with the 1/4” adaptor. Thanks for the reply, other than that, I am happy with the unit.