have tried the broken rib thing twice, didn't enjoy the recovery much, but nothing like your injuries mate.........respect.
PX25 mono's denon 1930 DVD/sacd, technics direct drive cassette, Haden boardman valve phono, beyerdynamics based step up, Audiomods arm, Benz wood SL Denon DP80 Najda dsp
I've only found this thread after looking around for plinths for my 401.
I love the look of what you've built.
Did you create any templates which you'd be willing to share?