Yes, I am all done with the plucker.. today I had to make a loooong extension with a 7/16" socket on the end to tighten the set screw under the feather plate,, can't get my hand in there with a wrench,, I ground the round part of the head of a long carriage bolt and left the 3/8" square part intact.. taped the socket to it, stuck it onto the bolt head and used a vice grip for a handle..
I ran the plucker for a few minutes to see if it would hold together or fly apart... it held..
the electrical switch even worked..
I can attest to the durability of the plucker.. I was lifting it off of the saw horses.. it is very heavy..
anyway, I couldn't hold it and I dropped it . no damage done..
i guess it weighs in about 100 pounds.. maybe a little more.. but that is a good thing when spinning a turkey or goose in it..
they are talking rain tomorrow, so butchering will be on Friday I guess..
I hope you took photos of your build Jim and will share. I am very intrigued!