C'mon Jim your pullin, our legs, you bought that!
Seriously, That is some nice work, well done. I was thinking of something along those lines if I could find an old sewing machine. I was also thinking of using the thread tensioner from said sewing machine. But for now I was just going to build the V-block part.
Flytyer, thanks for the tips on wrapping. I should have some goodies to work with in the next few weeks. Now I just have to find the time to build all my tools.