Good news is that I finally after all these years got my small/micro machine shop nearly tooled up with the acquisition of a sherline lathe and mill with CNC capacity for each- used and with computers. been out buying a few of the "missing parts" like a 3/8 drill chuck and getting steel to make a few tool holders to change out the tools on the 3/4-16 spindle nose.
Add this to a 9x20 jet lathe I also got used and "throw away", a used throw away drill press I rebuilt, a small bench grinder, my kerosene heater to keep me warm and a great CAD/CAM system and I am on my way to actually making some fun stuff at home.
Bad news is that they arrived a couple of days ago and they will sit on a pallett in my garage because of carpel tunnel and nerve release surgery for at least three more weeks. I feel like that horse with the carrot dangling right in front of his nose JUST OUT OF REACH!!!!!
Anyway, looking forward to getting a few small micro project ideas from the board, Once again good news, this resource.