Have had this lathe for about 2 months and yesterday I tried to thread a piece of 300 Blackout brass after drilling the appropriate hole. About half way through the head stock made a "crackling" sound and then free wheel. Obviously the spindle or secondary shaft gear(s) spit some teeth. In fact, I confirmed my suspicions when I removed the head stock and observed the small pile of teeth on the Ways. This actually gives me an opportunity to upgrade to metal gears in the head stock, so hopefully I won't need to open it up again. However, I can't find the metal replacement gears. LMS is out of stock and won't be getting them for a month or so according to Roger at LMS. Anybody know of where I could find these metal gears?