Lars writes, "The giant router is tacked together, and needs a little alignment and bit sharpening and final welding, but then it'll be fully ready to use." The router is actually a long, custom attachment for his drill press. The drill press is mounted over a table, and the giant router bit goes through the table and is fixed to a bearing on the under side. It should be great for precision cutting of large machine parts out of slabs of ice.
We're closing in on a final chime design, and much progress is being made on the cam and hammer design, though it is still somewhat up in the air. Before long we might actually know what our sculpture will look like!