I've made a few lathes. This one is the most involved of the bunch. There are over 100 tapped holes in it. It is just about solid steel. Yadda, yadda, yadda. Yeah, I'm done making lathes at this point. I have far more time invested in making this machine than I ever spent using it. Today it is buried under a pile of junk. Isn't everyone's wood lathe?