Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Broomfield, Colorado
Double D., Counting all the tasks like research, planning, drafting, prototype making, buying materials, etc., etc. that go into a major project like this one, we are aproximately 25% done. We have done some machining of large parts and we have drawings of almost all of them as well.
It is our intention and it is possible to get all the parts made and assembled by Sept 12, 2019. This schedule gives us 7 months to do the work necessary. That is sufficient if we do a few things like I indicated in my first posting in this Update. We may also bring an experienced machinist into the shop to assist Mike in making parts while I martial our efforts nearby at the water-jet shop and supervise my son who will use our small lathe to make things like pins, shafts, bearings, bronze wheels, special bolts, etc.
Since you will be our first delivery, my best estimate is around September 26, 2019.
Mike and I drink very little wine, but when we do it is almost always a red wine. Calvados is what all the cops drink on those European Police Detective shows; Mike bought some and we both really like it. At 80 proof, what's not to like?
We agree with Zulu, Lady Jane's Taco Soup is hard to beat! There you have it; all questions are completely answered.
Mike and Tracy
Smokin my pipe on the mountings, sniffin the mornin cool,
I walks in my old brown gaiters along o my old brown mule,
With seventy gunners beind me, an never a beggar forgets
Its only the pick of the Army that handles the dear little pets - Tss! Tss!
From the poem Screw-Guns by Rudyard Kipling
Last edited by seacoastartillery; 01-22-2019 at 01:12 PM.