3rd one received this afternoon....
Ok after a lengthy chat with the machinist, he has made the final tweeks and said that he won't make anymore without charging me another high price for the prototype.
I had also inquired about the material change and basically due to material costs over here, it would be double the price and the fact the settings will have to be altered due the machining speeds etc for stainless it's blown the costs for me!
he'd like to push the button on the project as he has 'other' work that requires the lathe.
Let me know what you think?