Petertha are we having fun yet? I keep finding new and wonderful uses for mine that was not what I think it was designed for. One such was I put lock handles on the cutter head on my Atlas shaper and needed to cut the ends to a dog shoulder. So put them in the tool grinder and cut them perfectly without having to grind them on the lathe. It isn't like I use it everyday but it has definitely been useful and solved problems I'd not been able to fix without it. Like has already been mentioned, creativity and flexible thinking is a must.