Welcome to the forum Paul and good luck with your build...To follow Wilf's wise words, Don Young was one for doing things just using a lathe. This is certainly the case for his 'Doncaster', he even went so far as to insist those doing parts for him did so without a mill. A good example of this is the cylinders which Melvyn machined for him to show that it could be done. One thing to consider though is the extra time involved in doing this, using a mill does make life much simpler, I tip my hat to those who build with only a lathe..
I have to set up my garage/workshop again with a lathe etc. Looking to purchase one soon. Not room for a milling machine so might have to go for an attachment to fit lathe (is that sensible?)
SNIP Happy to hear form anyone with advice.
Hi Paul My workshop is compact - to say the least, and i have been using an EMCO milling attachment for many years with great success. In fact, I just threw out the old milling head and got this FB-2 head. Very sensible, as I get power feed in both axes, multi position milling head, 30" between centres, and a high precision double vee bed. Contrary to popular belief, it doesn't get in the way either... John