OK, it looks like a water pig.

I thought I hired nice people.

For a long time I've imagined a cool device for education in fluid mechanics and spent many hours in my notebooks and in my head designing it.

I have my own shop now and today we worked to turn that idea into mechanical reality. How exciting!

But look at that smirking person at left (initials C.B.)

I used elegant ovals and it has four feet and kind of the same dimensions, so some mean, ungrateful people named it the "Water Pig."

Late Friday afternoon we first powered it up. The motor squealed like guess what.

(Parts of the photos are pixelated because the water pig design is secret, and of course I can take a joke. You're all fired.)