Hello all. My name is Mike Broach and my hobby is knife making/blacksmithing. In the next year I plan to add a small mill and lathe to my modest tool inventory. A partial list of tools: 2 drill presses,O/A set, MIG welder, anvils, gas forge, 2x72 belt grinder,and misc hand tools.
The new tools will be used to make some parts for knives and building jigs and dedicated tools. Being mostly self taught, I am entering the machining arena with a clean slate. I will be reading posts and asking questions(not too dumb, I hope). With my space, funds,knowledge and accuracy requirements being limited, I will be at the bottom entry level.