I got the ratcheting head working.. I was a little worried about getting the lever placed in the right spot, but everything worked out just right. There’s a length of bungee cord to pull it back into place, so all you need to do is pull the head up, or press down on the lever to lower it. It works really well!
I’ve still got another 5-6 hours before this is done.. It’s not the most exciting thing in the world, but having good tools inspires you do great work. And building something like this is definitely a change of pace!