gilo seeks counsel. On disassembly of 10128990 for transport it was noticed that lathe was mounted on thick rubber bushings just under chip pan. This on a lathe that some think has rigidity issues with bed already. What is their purpose besides sound control at the expense of rigidity. Why take a long bed and a well made and rigid cabinet and put rubber in between?? How do you even level it - no shims needed - just loosen or tighten one or two nuts and level changes. Am new to this lathe so am I missing something? All of you out there who have mounted your bench lathes with rubber pads under their feet, raise yr. hands. Hmm. I await yr. advice.