Important announcement for Niobium stems. Today ,as I was working on a FC member's Niobium stem , I managed -I was lucky enough- to avoid a serious injury ,at the last moment. This Niobium metal is very difficult to work with. I'm not used to quit on things ,just like that. Neither I lose my patience ,that easy. But this metal is making me really angry ,while working it. I can live with needing new tools every now and then . Because Niobium really eats up my tools. But I can't cope with 9 or 8 fingers. No. So,until I will acquire proper machinery for making Niobium stems , no more Niobium stems, I'm afraid. This thing is more than a PITA . This metal is actually quite dangerous working with. No way. I'm really sorry for the bad news ,but those of you that wished for a Nb stem , will have to respect the fact that I need all of my ten fingers,attached to my hands. Cheers.