Finally took the safety/intro class in the school's machine shop. Now I have unlimited access to 8 lathes, 6 mills, 6 drill presses, 2 migs, a tig, oxy/ace, 2 plasma cutters and a tube bender. If only I could afford some metal. It actually stays pretty quiet in there. You have to be an engineer to use it, and most of them prefer to spend their free time in the computer lab.