In preparation for the rest of this build, I have started to compile tools since I can't go much further until I learn how to fab this stuff myself.
Picked up a band saw table to adapt my hand-held deep throat band saw to a vertical setup. Also picked up a tube notcher to be able to easily create the notches for the log manifolds.
Also picked up an entry level TIG welder from Miller, the Diversion 180. Should work fine for what I will be doing.
Spent the last week ordering tungsten, glass lens cups, filler wire, tubing, weld cart, and an 80 cu ft argon bottle.