Motoring back to Bracebridge Street and more looking soon produced "the stick" - a length of 2 X 4 with a shiny, arc-shaped depression near one end. Back in the new premises, the former employee latched a new but un-bored crankcase into the fixture, braced the stick in such a way that it pressed the rotating spindle firmly to one side, and bored a nicely finished hole. Upon inspection, the hole was found satisfactory. The spindle bearings of the boring machine were so worn that they could not control tool position unless pressed hard to one side. Reinvestment? What's that?