Thom, Jeff and I spent Saturday morning at the workshop hammering out the last few details of the duplicate thresher.
After picking up the final parts, I worked for the better part of Sunday to assemble both units to make sure everything was working.
Once completed, I tore everything down and built a shipping crate. 4 hours later (design on the fly!) it was finished. I was able to fit both threshers (with stands) and all the residual parts in a 36"x24"x24" crate. What it lacks in size, it makes up for in weight...
If all goes well, it will be shipped Monday or Tuesday, and we can start planning with CTI about the next generation system. In the meantime, Thom will be playing with some interesting ideas that are a departure from the current direction, but could result in a substantial reduction in size, complexity and cost.
It was a lot of fun to be working on this project in a community workshop, as it gives others a chance to see what is going on and share in the positive energy!