Thanks, Andy. In that case, I've got a few minutes while I eat my toast. How about a little sidebar on making bolts to break the monotony?
The bolts are cut from lengths of silicon bronze rod, threaded both ends, with nuts and washers on both ends. One advantage here is being able to make bolts the exact length required with just enough thread. Long bolts, not a problem. To measure for the length of a bolt, simply use a dowel or wire less than the diameter of the hole, stick it down the hole, mark it, and measure the length, being sure to add an allowance for the nuts and washers.
Here is a piece of half inch rod in the lathe. The rod gets faced up and a little chamfer put on the end.
If you have much bolting to do, it's worth watching Craigslist for one of these type of threaders, They list for seven hundred of so, but this set cost seventy-five and has dies that thread from a quarter to three quarters of an inch rod. The die goes on straight and bites right in as soon as you give it a turn. It works much like a pipe threader, but not so much work.