I'm recently become interested in hobby machining, and would like to work on some steam engine projects.
Since I'm just starting out, and don't know if I'll actually end up with a shop full of expensive tools, my research leads me to believe that I'd be best off starting out with a mini engine lathe, and get into a milling machine later, if I find out that I enjoy it.
So - I'm looking for recommendations on both:
a) A decent quality small lathe ( like a Taig, etc. ) b) Small steam-engine kit(s) that can be completed with just a lathe and hand tools. I'd like something appropriate for a beginner, but not just a "file a few bits and bolt the rest together" - I want to do enough work to see if I like it. ;-)
Any suggestions? Recommendations? Errors in my thinking? :-)
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