Nice going and congratulations!! It runs and the flywheel has no visible wobble, well done indeed! Can't wait to see what will be next young man. BRAVO! Thm:
and yes, we've not been witness to a happy dance (jig??) for quite some time now. ;D
Great job Mike, it always makes me smile to finally get one to run after hours of metal removal.
I only dance jigs when a steal swarf comes off the lathe and attaches to my person somewhere. Last time it was to my upper lip and I smelled burning flesh before the pain hit. I danced a heck of a jig on that one. ;D
There is nothing like the first one. It has been some time since my first but it did hook me. I like the challenge and you I believe will also as you find more and more you just have to do. GOOD JOB!!!!
Mike the victory can only be all the sweeter when you consider the uphill battle you've waged from a cold start. I've watched your progress with a keen eye and you never wavered.... even against some pretty large odds. I'm impressed with the results and proud of you for displaying such determination and perseverance. Something that seems to be a rarity these days. Takes some guts to perform your first build right out there in the public eye.... eh?