I have done a few small projects with my mini mill such as: a speed handle for my milling vise, drawbar wrench, ,sliding door handles,, T nuts,, etc, but in every project it was painfully obvious that I was missing a metal lathe to complete the job. Soon I'll have a lathe , a small one mind you but still it's a lathe, so now I'm looking for ideas on what to make. If you can come up with simple yet interesting projects, please share, this is a list simple project I've come up with : 1) a Die holder. 2)Articulating arm for a worklight. 3)two heavy duty tool rests for my bench grinder. 4)? Please join in and give us newbies a few suggestions, also let the rest of us know what your first project was when you started .