Awesome! Good for you Kyle, I like your style. I am very impressed that you decided to tackle the building of the wheels yourself. Although I would never say that in my experience, doing that has been enjoyable, it has been a necessity. I have built my own wheels for decades (albeit, I thread & cut the spokes myself). It is a dying art. Too many people believe that it is just un-imaginable to do this and hence pay BIG $ to somebody else, when in fact it just takes a little patience & brain power. I also like the upgraded brake components. Keep it coming!
After the go-around with this rear wheel it is likely that I will cut and thread my own spokes for the next time I build wheels. I think this particular situation is a combination of so-so quality from the company that cut and threaded them for me and a 30-year old used hub. It's really fighting to get to a roundness that I am comfortable with. Will probably be spending most of today getting it finalized.