Hi, thanks for responding. Since I wrote that and got no responses at the time (everybody was busy then), I designed and built my own CNC milling machine and have since purchased a conventional lathe, horizontal milling machine, metal shaper, hrizontal band saw, and drill press. I also have the use of 7 CNC's in the college machine shop where I teach CNC Machining.
Thank you for responding though.
CNC Machinist Instructor
Bates Technical College