Mac, you NEED that lathe, it's almost compulsory. :winkProbably lol. There is a nice little Logan metal lathe for sale here locally I'm trying to convince myself not to buy lol.If you ever holiday to the UK Mac you should pop over to Dads shop, you'd be in heaven lol.@rodp if I had a machine shop in my back yard I'd probably do the same. But I don't lol I don't even have a welder or oxy/acetylene in my shop.