I have a need for a very compact Stainless Dividing Head. In conversations, I was directed to Thomas' VDH as an example and the idea was proposed to speak with Gary at Martin Model about the possibility of casting some in Stainless, rather than CI. Gary has been very helpful and is actually very open to the idea. The bottom line is that Gary requires at least 5 committed people to place orders before he'll have them poured. ( with 10 being a more desirable number for him ) We've Three people committed already, needing only Two more to move forward. I thought there might be people here that may have interest in such an endeavor, so am posting it here as well.

So... Any interest...?

This is the text of Gary's email to me -

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10 sets of castings each set would be $190 plus $13 shipping for a total of $203.

5 sets of castings, each set would be $220 plus $13 shipping for a total of $233

I need to have at least 5 commitments with the money paid up front to produce. It would take minimum of one month turnaround. If I received orders for 7 or 8, I would go ahead and have 10 cast, put the extra in stock, and refund $30 to each customer.

The drawings and directions showing how to build the VDH are in George Thomas' book "Workshop Techniques" I will cut the price for the book to $50 for anyone who doesn't already own a copy. I DO NOT provide separate drawings for the VDH apart from this book.

Gary Martin

Martin Model & Pattern

PO Box 19792

Portland OR 97280

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So... Any interest...?

This is the text of Gary's email to me -

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10 sets of castings each set would be $190 plus $13 shipping for a total of $203.

5 sets of castings, each set would be $220 plus $13 shipping for a total of $233

I need to have at least 5 commitments with the money paid up front to produce. It would take minimum of one month turnaround. If I received orders for 7 or 8, I would go ahead and have 10 cast, put the extra in stock, and refund $30 to each customer.

The drawings and directions showing how to build the VDH are in George Thomas' book "Workshop Techniques" I will cut the price for the book to $50 for anyone who doesn't already own a copy. I DO NOT provide separate drawings for the VDH apart from this book.

Gary Martin

Martin Model & Pattern

PO Box 19792

Portland OR 97280

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