The mount works wonderfully! I lubed the moving parts with waterproof bearing grease and it tracks smoother than my 12 inch dob.
I placed the mount on a tripod that a guy at work welded up for me. The design is simple: three pieces of 1-1/2" I.D. water pipe welded at a 64 degree angle to a 3/16" steel plate. A triangle brace is welded between the legs for additional stability. The top of the tripod is 4 feet off the ground. With the additional height of the pipe mount the height is perfect for my C6R. I can look at zenith while sitting on a low stool.
The stability of the whole set-up is fantastic! Dampening times are less than one second. One might think of this as a heavy set-up but its not. I can easily pick the whole assembly up (counter weight too) and walk outside of the garage with it and I am ready to observe in about 60 seconds.
I want to thank everyone who gave me advice on constructing this set-up. I received some valuable info from many CNers without which I wouldn't have been able to do this. I am going to try to attach some photos...