haha thanks, done, done, and done... that's what i get for trying to throw together a website in a weekend.
You should definately look into making one, although they are extremely time consuming, they're fairly simple to make and don't require many tools. It helps to have a drill press and a shade rim that fits slides well so they're evenly space. Thanks for your input.
I meant to post this in the housewares section... perhaps i'll try to move it