2 day update. This is the last 2 days of work sorry been busy so couldn't update till now. Damn blackout and essay's. Ok lets start with the cutting of the bolt rods. This I don't even know the name of it but its like a giant dremel. What we are cutting are 6ft bolt rods at 1/2 inch. These will be holding the base together which you will see latter. My friend Bryan Fisher getting a go at it. Lots of sparks . Unfortunatly there are some serious burrs on the bolt rod after it is cut so after some quick dremel work its ready to go . Hurray for more sparks. The finished product a 8 inch bolt rod with the washers and bolts on it the wood will be inbetween it. Here is a picture of the base put together roughly at the end of day 1. This was at the end of today but you can see how the bolts are going in. There is going to be more wood on that which is kind of hard to explain but if you look at the design schematics a while ago you can tell. Here is my rough design drawn out. What you see there is the center vertical beam the other 2 have not been put in yet due to time. Another pic of the bolts that are squeezing one of the 3 vertical collums. Here you can see the holes for the bolts that will go thru all 3 vertical support pieces but due to me being lazy and not wanting to hold up all 3 pieces of wood I just took a pic of the hole. Tom I will show you the finished product. Here is us drilling the holes with all 3 pieces in but I think it is hard to see the thickness which is 8 inches of wood. I will have better pics tom I promise. Here you can see the base just about finished using mostly scrap wood hence the many different colors. Here for size comparison the axel will be at the top of those beams. Here is another size comparison and seeing how everything is sized up and this pic has almost everybody working on this project but Gabe, Josh and Emma Gabe using the circular saw to cut the angles for the foward and back braces. Had to make 16 cuts for 8 beams at 8 feet long with 45 angle cuts. Here you can see us fitting the foward back supports. And another pic we were only fitting the front two as we had them all cut. But in the final design there will be 4 of them 2 on either side of the middle vertical support beam. Weighed the box also which came out to about 80 pounds. Not very accurate though as it was an old scale and it was odly balanced. Gives us a ballpark though. Us hard at work unfortunatly since the support beams arn't finished and bulked up yet they are kind of flimsy and need to be held up. Our camera man for the documenty being a little goofy. Kind of funny though just shows how big the box is. WELL YEAH BIG UPDATE but we are comming along and we should be finished by the middle of next week. And as always any comments or suggestions are welcomed.