So I have picked up an 80% AR15 lower and some drill-press jigs to complete the lower, but am really trying to talk myself into a mini-mill to do the job right. That, and I haven't used lathes/mills since machine shop class in high school in the early '70s and would like to get back into metalwork as a hobby and something to do with my son, who will turn 14 shortly.
I might work back to making lowers from <80% forgings to gain experience, as well as doing some mill projects to learn more.
I've been looking at a Little machine Shop HiTorque 3960 mini-mill and starter tooling kit. This is pretty much in my price range and size range.
Any thoughts appreciated.