Well then. Guess I found the right place. Retarded Military here with a magangled up lower back and right cryattic nerve makes life....interesting. I took possession of some family tools from my dad, grandpa, and uncle. Now I'm taking the long route on getting a shop setup. Got parts for three Atals 19" lathes, an Enco mill and an Atlas Shaper. With a whole bunch of fiddly bits to make em all play nice. First order of business is staying motivated long enough to put order into all that mess. I'd take a picture if I didn't think the image of all that clutter wouldnt break the camera. Where is that magical locus if motivation? How did you come to terms with the pain versus productivity? K.