1) Wrapping for protection
- Remove the handle so it doesn’t get bent in shipping
- Wrap to cover the front and rear as the top and bottom are not as critical. The purpose of this is to keep the styrofoam/packing nuts out of the machine. Be sure to protect the Quill/Spindle end of the headstock with as many layers of the bubble wrap as possible.
- Use adequate packing material to protect the headstock from shipping damage. DO NOT use newspaper for packing. DO NOT build a wooden box either. Instead purchase some HEAVY Bubble Wrap (I prefer the UPS Store) and several bags (3-4) of Styrofoam Peanuts. It is recommended you use three or four layers of large bubble wrap to completely cover the headstock (specially mounting holes).