have tried the broken rib thing twice, didn't enjoy the recovery much, but nothing like your injuries mate.........respect.
Mark levinson red rose rosebud II, J Soundlabs 300B, denon 1930 DVD/sacd, garrard 401, collaro 2010, lenco, yaqin phono, partridge step up, technics direct drive top load cassette, Nigel's speed controller, leema splx10
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?