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Beta tester Kaj Beck visited the shop, and I made a custom mount for the NQALHA on his "battlestation"
5/24/18

This was shot at the Debutante Ball
Here Marcel is making a special commemorative Art Unit for the event
1/7/18

This was shot at the Debutante Ball
Here Marcel is making a special commemorative Art Unit for the event
1/7/18

The event was hosted by Marcel Braun at his shop "The Starship" in Eugene Or on 1/7/18
Many expert glassworkers got a chance to see and use the machines
This was followed by a several month beta test, where glassworkers took units to their shops for longer term testing
12/15/17

Kaj is using the NQALHA in his shop
I did not shoot the video
12/13/17

Kaj was the first beta tester
Here he is in his shop
I did not shoot the video
12/12/17

Large solid pieces can get very hot
He puts on a heat resistant jacket to protect himself
The NQALHA high temperature wiring and steel conduit survive the exposure
I did not shoot the video
12/12/17

Kaj Beck demonstrates hollow work using the NQALHA with a right hand punty and the use of the NQALHA as a positioning device for assembly
I did not shoot the video
12/1/17

This is the first time he used the machine
Here he's getting used to it by blowing a bubble
11/24/17

Earlier prototypes had problems with flex conduit routing
This design seems to fix them
9/28/17

Here, he's coilpotting in my shop for the first time on the NQALHA
8/27/17

Marcel visits the shop to test the NQALHA
As usual, he offers many suggestions for improvement
7/17/17

He achieves some success and offers many suggestions for improvement
Progress continues
5/31/17

He does his best to overcome its limitations and make it look useful
I learned a lot by watching him
Progress continued 4/14/17

Matt Gieseler does his best to overcome its limitations and make it look useful
I learned a lot by watching him
Progress continued 4/14/17

It barely works, but Matt Gieseler makes a heroic effort to make it look useful
I judged that this test validated the concept, then the real work started
This is history, there will only ever be one first test 4/8/17