Welcome to the forum Matthew.
Welcome Mathew,Hello all,
I'm doing a scratch build so I wanted to find a community with a lot of experience. I'm a recent grad from engineering college, and I've been planning/saving money/accumulating stuff for this build for a few years. I'm here for the critiques and suggestions.
I learned a lot of machine design principles in class but there is no substitute for experience...I've learned at least that much from experience.