Honest - all I ever wanted to do was make some stuff ...
I didn’t set out to be a machinist, hobby or any other kind. I simply had a whole slew of other interests that I was involved with and machining was supposed to be a supporting activity. I realized that it was a major advantage to be able to repair almost anything, make something that is difficult to find or doesn’t even exist, or improve something that could be made better. So rather than make do, I decided to make parts.It's a great story and effectively explains while many DIYer's do what we do.
I also perused the blog/website that posted this.
It looks to be an excellent source of machining information.
Btw, I got there via Make: (as usual)