Lmao! No, just no. I may never be done with this one. Now @bcowen is making a miniature version and the man is natural born mercenary, I could coach him a bit and maybe he could come up with a reasonable facsimile. It only took me seven or eight lessons before he figured out which end of a soldering iron to hold but he got it, eventually. The man is starting to show potential, albeit slowly.
Now that's an excessive exaggeration and you know it. It only took me *4* times on the soldering iron. Pain is a fantastic teacher. But I *am* still trying to figure out how to get the solder to flow down the glass without getting it all over the side of the base, and a half pound of solder per tube is getting kind of expensive. Give me time. I always figure it out in the end (except for when I don't in which case I get someone else to do it for me).