Well I am one of those "Kitchen Table Gunsmiths" and im guessing i can make the lady happy if i move the operation off of the "Kitchen Table". I will just hide the fact that this is a several thousand dollar investment. I have a huge use for a Mill, as currently i am building some Chronograph Black Body Enclosures for my first Chronograph. I decided it best to use proven technology before working on the Chronograph to end all chronographs. All i can say is getting a square box that is perfectly square and has all flat edges is more difficult than it seems using 2x4's ripped in half. For this i will either have to contract out or build one myself some other way. I looked on the Grizzly Website and saw they sell Mill/Lathe combo sets. This looks appealing due to lack of space. Im building a wall, and compressing all of my wood working tools into one area, and will put the lathe and a good work bench on the other side of the wall. (Hot shavings and saw dust dont mix as far as my 2nd grade edumacation learned me). I would like to have the ability to thread/ream barrels, therefore need a lathe where i can put the barrel through the chuck. Honnestly i know nothing about metal working, and not sure if any of the Under 2k lathe/mills will do this. Also if i am only working with small projects, and eventually after hours of cussing and several band-aids later, build my own rifles. I think that as with a wood lathe once you get it, you need all the gadgets that go with it, similar to the chisles needed for a wood lathe that do not come with it. What would be the expense to have a basic set of tools for both the mill and the lathe, and eveything i need for blueprinting receivers, reaming chambers, threading barrels and such. (I know i have to buy the reamer i want and im not worried about that). Does grizzly make a lathe that will be stout enough to do precision work?