Hi, Looking forward to meeting people here and learning to operate hobby-shop equipment. I'm a metalworking novice. I've built two of the David Gingery machines: the sheet-metal brake and the lil' bertha furnace. I'll try to include some pics. I just got introduced to mig welding this year. Currently learning about hobby lathes and getting ready to buy one, probably new. I'm looking at 12" lathes like the Grizzly G4003 and the PM-1236, but maybe I should start smaller.