Yeah I believe that Jeff and I are the same age if not very close I just turned 24.
Well more progress today, got all the threaded rod cut. I may have been wrong about doing it faster with a hack saw, but I was much faster with a angle grinder and a cutoff wheel lol. This evening after dinner I started the assembly by the 4th one I had it down. The epoxy set up pretty fast they aren't perfect as some of the paint flaws are visible but I'm happy so far. The epoxy takes 3 days to fully cure but is 90% cured in 24 hours. So hopefully tomorrow the magnets show up and I can get them put on tomorrow night. So here are some pictures I took while putting the 4th one together.
Threaded rods in the weld nuts:
Half of the pillars on and the weld nuts finger tight:
All the pillars on and finger tight:
I then put the top plates on part way they're a tight fit had to tap them down with a rubber mallet. Then I tightened the weld nuts with some channel locks. All of them curing: