Yep it sure does get the brain working overtime.
I think I'm the only one in my neighborhood that
has a lathe and mill. I had a few business cards
made and now if someone needs a part made
here and there they come to me and I make it.
I brings in some extra money as well. I would like
to get a cnc mill someday but they're very pricey.
I was a cnc machinist for 13 years before I got
laid off and did everything from programming to
cycle starting on those things. They are great
for production, speed and repeatability but
I like the manual machines for feeling a real sense
of accomplishment.I guess I want the best of both