Out of the blue, I received an email from a bloke I've never met. It was in response to a PM I had sent him last year, on Practical Machinist forum. His name is Richard.

He had bought an Arboga EM825 at auction, and after bidding had ended, was informed that the table had been badly damaged. After re-negotiating the price, he still bought it.

It turns out this bloke comes from Melbourne, and in fact, a 15 minute drive from my joint in Heidelberg,
just across the river.

I rang him tonight for a chat, and quickly learned he is also a friend of our Chairman, GQ.

How's that for a coincidence.

So, another Arboga owner, that makes two now.