Originally Posted by Koga149
You sir i must disagree with. I do everything with hand tools, and my friends are usually impressed with my results (my best friends gramps is a machinist as well) you just have to have patience and be willing to put blood sweat and tears into it.
I'm willing to bet you don't do much involving fine tolerances..as in bolt-kits..
If you need something made to a specific spec. you use a lathe\turn\machinery to get it EXACTLY to the spec. you need it to be..
If it was filing down a body or something similar, I agree that you could use hand-tools if you know how to do it (getting symetry using handtools is HARD).
But for finer operations, machinery is the only way to go. And by machinery I do NOT mean a dremel....