I spent most of my career in toolmaking and tool design. Setting up shop much later with an Atlas/Craftsman lathe I found a few frustrating features such as hard-to-read dials.
All these tools were originally just made to serve a need. Thinking that others may have similar needs, and may also take pride in tools they've built themselves, a series of took kits were born.
If you're focused on an aspect of your work or hobby other than making tools to make other things, most of these items are also available fully machined.
We take pride in tools, commercial products that are a joy to use and shop built tools that serve a purpose. With this philosophy, we try to make sure that our customers succeed if they're building a kit, or that their workshop experience and capability is enhanced, and that their own tools are a source of pride.
We do custom work as well such as new dials for a variety of machines, ER collet adapters for various threaded spindles, and general machine work. If you don't see exactly what you need, write or call and we'll discuss what might might then work for you.