Sorry for the long silence. School... Anyhow, we are still waiting on the threaded rod. Lowe's said that they would be in by the end of the week. In the mean time, We need to cut the smooth rod that we have. Brandon volunteered to cut them in the shop. Is there anyone who would be willing to help him out? He's going to begin tomorrow afternoon. If you want to help and are shop certified come to Loew Tuesday at 3:30.
Last week we drilled all of the parts in our possession. Sorry we missed you Chris. If you have your parts at home and want to drill them out, send me an email and we can arrange a time.
As for casting,.. The the smooth cast is in and I am working on a time to go in and pour some parts. I'll post more when I have more info.
Lastly, BIG RED groups should get working. Meet on your own in small groups. Post meeting times and what you come up with on the blog. We need to get moving if we are going to finish by July.