My Dirty, Little Secret

     This is my milling machine.  It's a Smithy... which is the Mandarin word for "shit".  There are more things wrong with this piece of gear, than right.  I won't bore you with the details.  Point is: you can do a lot with a little.  Most of my labor is spent on hand work, anyhow. 

In defense of 'Ol Smithy... There's a place for cheap gear.  I bought this years ago with the vaguest notion of making a plane.  It has afforded me the space to fumble, learn, and outgrow.  How cool is that?  So, until I plunk down for a legit milling machine... godspeed Smithy, godspeed.  

In defense of 'Ol Smithy... There's a place for cheap gear.  I bought this years ago with the vaguest notion of making a plane.  It has afforded me the space to fumble, learn, and outgrow.  How cool is that?  So, until I plunk down for a legit milling machine... godspeed Smithy, godspeed.