I think we have something in common. I have a Phoenix wood lathe that I want to get online. I had the software on a floppy at some point-cant find it now. Like you said, there is very little info to be found about those. I have the books on the lathe itself and for programming. I just need the software! I can help you with the books-maybe scan into a PDF. Can you help, or can you point me in the right direction? I am going to run production on mine. Drill and turn an abrasive foam composite that is part of a groundwater leeching pump. Need to hold +/-.005 dia over 20 inches, and hold .01 on length.