Maybe next year. I needed 5 weekends to built these box, about 50 different parts and lots of cutting and sanding.
In about three weeks I return to Florida anyway to see my friends of the USS Haven and meeting some prop builders from this and other prop forums.
And I don’t get 1/2" acrylic rods over here, we have the metric system and these rods are available only in 1 cm or 1,5 cm diameter but nothing inbetween. The ones you see above are 1,5 cm in diameter and 9,8 cm long.