Re: finally, a new project....
"I love work especially when I AM WATCHING SOMEONE ELSE DO IT !
I have worked on projects from freeways to wood sheds, behemoth Bessemer-Cooper stationary engines to tiny Cox TD .010's.
Without doubt, the most personal satisfaction I have EVER seen exhibited was by a pair of engineers who had designed an oilfield booster pump we installed in a pipeline transfer station. They came to our remote location, from their corporate office, to be present when it was put online.
They spoke not a word with any of us workmen, but there was an extreme dialogue between them as valves were opened, power was applied and the gages were observed indicating flow.
One was a slip-stick man, the other had a 'new-fangled scientific calculator'. They worked them furiously, excitedly discussing calculations back and forth, as the moment approached...
When the gages came to verify expectations of their design work, the pair of them were ecstatic! I don't think I have ever seen a happier pair in my entire life!
It's been almost 40 years since then and I still recall them clearly! Beaming as though they were floating on a cloud! lol
My goal is cheap, reliable, personal transport, below the tax collector radar. Fun counts for a lot!