Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The main pivot, or the axis upon which the arm will both pan and tilt, is very close to done. The entire base, actually, is inching closer to completion.

So far, the person who has helped me the most is our 13 year old neighbor Matt Drake. Here he strikes a dramatic pose with the Power Hacksaw. Running these machines doesn't pose much of a challenge for Matt.... he already operates back-hoes, skid-loaders, and is working on finding a Cummins diesel engine to transplant into one of his two pickup trucks!

Christina and Matt making metal magic happen!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

The rear outriggers are mostly done. That's them attached to the base core in the background.

Now on to the main pivot!!!

Another post to follow shortly.