Dear All, I really don't know anything about CNC or stepper motors. Whew, I confess. But, I notice that these motors are very small. Can stepper motors be adapted to be a power feed for an axis? I am thinking of some simple controller that allows you to: 1) adjust the feed speed 2) change direction of feed 3) start and stop feed One would have a CNC ready machine, but with the 'manual' controls of a typical power fed lathe or milll. This would be beneficial for: 1) me 2) others? I am thinking of X and Z axis power feed on the lathe, and X and Y axis power feed on the mill. So, how badly have I embarrassed myself? Cheers, Tom P.S. I don't need a safe space. Feel free to threaten my manhood due to my ignorance.