First of all, I very much appreciate all who responded to my previous plea for help with a microscope. With your help I've pretty much narrowed the search down to a Meiji. Luckily I'm only 1 1/2 hours from Emporia, Kansas where GRS lives. Am planning on making the trip down there in the AM. That brings up the next question as to a vise. They have several options including a positioning vise and a low profile vise. I understand either would need mounted on a turn table and some means would need to be provided to raise and lower the vise. I feel I can fabricate a drill press style mount to take care of the up and down adjustment, but would like some input as to the merits of each style of vise and turn tables. I haven't completely given up on making an arangement like Lynton McKinze used in his video. The only problem with that is he used a Meitimier vise for the top portion and I think they must be long gone. At least I've not been able to find and information on them. Any and all help and or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! I had no idea there would be so many options when I began. Thanks again for your help, Don Hansen.