I live on the North Branch of the Ausable River in Lovells MI. In 2009 I began machining parts for a fly fishing reel (no prior machining experience). This blog helps me to remember what I have since learned. Maybe it will also help some others who are just starting out.
Prior to 2015, I did all the work that you see here with a Sherline lathe and Sherline mill. In 2015, I bought an “X2” size mill from Little Machine Shop.
More recently I have added a Micromark MiniLathe.
November 2016: I have just moved to Rio Rancho NM.