Some of you have seen this on other forums I'm sure. Sad news. Bill Rubinstein, owner of Stubby Lathes, USA, the guy who took over the imports from John Jordan, passed away on Aug. 12th. He was a great ambassador for all woodturning and at least a part of the reason Stubby owners feel so strongly about their lathes. Although I did not buy mine from him, he always helped with any question, problem or issue, I had as though I was his best customer. He will be missed.