I have been hanging out in the Wood Router Table Machines section but I'm also interested in a small metal lathe mini-lathe?. I built a 33x22x6 inch grantry style router from 80/20 and I really like it. Hooked as you would say, I'm looking at the small 7x14 Lathes on eBay or BigDog mini-lathe. They are not CNC but could I not upgrade them to CNC? Is the bigDog2 lathe a good purchase, I was thinking about making my own spindle and other small parts.