I am SO dead. I purchased 6 foot of the PTFE Tubing, and a 6 foot stick of 6mm smooth rod without consulting the wife 1st. $40 will be noticed :). Even though I don't plan on using my Mini Mendel, other than as a base for my own build, I am going to start uploading videos to Youtube of the build, and I don't feel right not doing everything by the book if other people are going to use it to help them build.
By the end of next week I hope to have a fully assembled Mendel, & Mini, and a 1/2 completed Brutis. Let's see how far I get.