Hi there! I'm still alive and the project has slowed but not stopped I like to collect cardboard boxes... So Ive been ordering some.. I also had the driveshaft made.. and Ive "wasted" the last 2 months of my spare time to motorize my beadroller with an ATV winch so that I could make the firewall patch panels. ( i say "wasted" because all I really needed was a 2nd person to crank the handle for me before I rebuilt the entire machine.