So I didn't get a lot done this weekend, Other responsibilities. But the bearings came in. That was really fast! so I give Accurate bearings 2 thumbs up for having the parts in stock and fast shipping.
I did get a chance to make a quick model in sketchup. After moving things around a bit here's what I came up with.
in the up position:
and in the down position:
Next I plan to make a prototype out of wood. then I'll work out the kinks in my design.