I think that you might be my friend.
I am retired so don't have regular access to a machine shop like I did when working. I do miss making chips fly.
I have a lot of respect for people who can work blades and lathes and drills and chisels for years and still have two working eyes and ten fingers.Zuk, I think it is time for you to jump into the (machining) waters here. I know it's KILLIN' you not to be able to machine stuff for yourself
As Harry Callahan noted in Magnum Force, a man's got to know his limitations.