I think it was just last week we talked about that lathe. It took longer for me to get two bearings from Idaho via UPS than have that lathe shipped from Pittsburgh.
Might say something about Matthew's as a business. I think you will be more than happy with the size.
Stainless brake lines. I think in most cases it's the way to go but sure can be a PITA to need to bend, flare and make leak proof. When a line lock was added to the 86 it was laid on top the proportioning valve. Classic Tube stainless lines had previously been installed everywhere. The mating of the line lock to the prop valve required six stainless, intrigue double flares. I learned a lot about stainless 3/16" tubing.
Available today is the copper/nickle line, have used it many times, makes braking lines much easier to do. I would just use stone guard on it where exposed. Just like the factory lines. By the way you can give credit to Volvo for the copper/nickle. They got tired of the steel lines rotting in short order in Scandinavia. Now most European cars are using it. And it can be polished pretty. I saw it being used on a Schwartz chassis
Did a brake line replacement on an older Dodge truck, bubbles original. Bought adapters that allowed bubble to mate to double, and used copper/nickle.
First time i saw copper/nickle was when I used it for 1/2" fuel lines in the 86, instead of alum or steel or stainless tubing. Only FedHill was importing copper/nickle from Europe at one time, calling it Cunifer. Now every parts house has China copper/nickel brake line to sell. It's about all the garages use anymore. Easy to do any flare, even bubble. You just need to buy a very expensive tool to do the bubbles well.https://store.fedhillusa.com/
E-brake. I think you packaged a setup that finally passed my approval, good job. Being stick cars we know how important the e-brake is.