Learn the basics of how to create your own parts with a CNC mill or lathe. Begin your knowledge base with equipment/tooling choices and operator safety, along with the software needed to design your ideas in metal or plastic. Material properties and costs are also covered. Access to online tutorials, guidelines, and workshops are organized and shared in printed and digital format. This is a growing field, and much of the information is free and shared by enthusiasts from all over the world. Home-based machining challenges you to pick up a number of different kinds of knowledge, but, it can be profitable and fun!