Thanks for the update. I'm in the process of putting one together. I've also tried to cut costs by not buying fancy swithces and such and ordered ssr and heatsink from china, etc. Just wanted to see how yours turned out due to the fact that when i started piecing mine together, I was kinda looking at yours! anyhow sorry to hear about your son, hope all is well. Would love to see pics if you get the chance!