Toddy da.....I did it. I finished what I started out to do and then some.
I was nervous about chain plying it after the earlier disaster but I replaced the string with a new band on the Ladybug and it made a world of difference. I also took my time and checked the balance often.
Of course there are things that aren't done but there is always next year....and the year after that and the year after that-I hope.
Vive le Tour!