For those of you not following along on facebook, I have a quick update:
I finally got a quote back from my preferred vendor for the formed steel bits of this thing and it was actually a cheaper than I expected. (Woooooo!) This was a huge relief ’cause I received a couple of other quotes and they were ~50% more. That expense alone would have put this whole project out of my acceptable price range. But all is well. So I am going to start buying some parts this week. That is if I can get my act together and the rest of life doesn’t get in the way.
So the next blog post should involve some actual photos of me actually doing something.