GK, I didn't see an ball bearing, but they sure have a lot of stuff. A bottle of locktite would be nice to have. The trouble with those places typically is the shipping kills you, if you decide to get some of those BBs and they are not too terrible expensive, maybe we can work something out to make it more cost effective for each.
Marc, it would be a nice to have a couple of sized to be able to have some even if small vertical adjustment on the tone arm. I had to use a couple of washers to screw down a Stanton Cart that has those really thin metal hold downs, it is just enough to throw the vertical adjustment off, not terrible but it would be nice to have it right. Of course my BB isn't helping, it certainly must be smaller than what is called for, haven't had a chance to measure it yet or figure out where to get a replacement. May be GK's source will pan out, I didn't see them, but if he found them, they must be there.
I was able to get some Crocus Cloth today but it is 1200, I assume that it is not fine enough for what we need, I can see the marks on Aluminum, I wouldn't call it a mirror finish.
I did learn something interesting. I was going buy Brasso to use on the weight and the platter, until I read that it should not be used on aluminum. So I bought some metal polish that does a pretty good job on the platter and I found it I hit the brass with #000 Steel Wool and then the metal polish it is pretty much brasso. For those that were in the military, you know all about brasso. In any event both the aluminum and the brass now look great.
Still trying to match up the stain on the leveling frame to the walnut veneer, bought some darker walnut stain today, hopefully will have time tomorrow to try it, the stain takes forever to dry, even on a bright sunny day. I am kind of new to this and probably doing things that I shouldn't. My plan is to offer the table with, A Stanton 680el with lightly used stylus, the leveling frame, a bubble level, a Carbon Fibre Cleaner, an AR tonearm weight gauge, over hang tool and a newly fabricated dust cover. Just seems nice to have everything complete. Dumb idea and I will never get my money back, or a good idea?