Despite his lack of etiquette, (which is taken very seriously in online forums) moagunsmiths has a valid point. Most of the general repair work I do rarely needs a lathe or mill. They are necessary tools, but are not needed when your just starting. Files are the tool the beginner must master.
Scheme well, scheme often.
Please add "In My not so Humble Opinion" to the end of all my posts. Thank you.