Everyone says this synth is so hard. The only thing hard about it is the acquisition of the chemicals required. If are even thinking about performing this synth, I suspect you have chromatography skills and other basic skills needed to pull this off.
If you follow Casey's synth, everything is fairly easy to get, aside from the precursor. Perhaps you can convince your doctor you have chronic cluster headaches and whomever can prescribed you Cafergot you can separate the extracted alkaloid via column chromatography. The end result is Ergotamine Tartrate.
Never had the urge to make LSD. Made DMT from 3-acetyl indole, reduction of beta-keto-DMT with NaBH4 is the final reaction. 2CB, DMMDA-2, MDMA, MDA, & GHB ala Sandmeyer. If I ever take LSD again, it would have to be from a fellow brother. I tried 2,5 NBOMe and while I may have a lifetime supply hiding underground in a universe far far away, I actually like it. A lot actually. Extremely euphoric, not a bad next day. I am just worried about volumetric dosing drugs that are lethal.
It has been 15 years since my last LSD trip, wouldn't ming achieving this goal and calling it wrap. For personal use of course. You don't sell LSD. You give it away.