Broken Letterpress! :(

Well, my letterpress adventure has yet to start as the Kelsey 6 x 10 letterpress arrived broken. I had a premonition about it and had even emailed the seller saying I’d pay more to have it crated, etc. But it was just thrown into a UPS box with peanuts and other styrofoam! Grrr. Such a gorgeous machine, too. So now embroiled in negotiations with eBay seller about payment for its repair, and trying to find a good machinist to do the repair. *sigh*