Good morning my name is Larry and thanks to a few folk on here I sold my combination machine and made some new acquaintances. I have spent a lifetime working on heavy equipment. Then later on I built my own steel yacht and sailed the Pacific for about 5 years. When I came back to Canada I kind of fell into the marine repair business for a number of years. During that time I bought the Lathe , MIll combo machine thinking I could use it to clean up water pump shafts etc. and possibly mill the odd keyway. Well that got a bit carried away and I started making model engines and other interesting things. About the time I retired from the marine work I started to grow out of that machine and bought a new CX601 mill and installed a DRO and an X axis power feed. Then about a year ago I bought a new CX701 lathe and installed another DRO on that. I had my share of troubles with all three of these machines but have them all humming along pretty well now. When the guys came to pick up my combination machine they told me about this forum so I have been spending a little time finding my way round this web site. I ran into trouble getting registered because the sight wasn't sending out the registration email. got that sorted this morning so here I am.