Just a list of other sites dealing with lathes, mills, and hobby machining. Also links to places I've used, or I'm planning to use, for materials, tools, and plans. I've done business with all the metal and tool suppliers listed here, and have had good results.
This page is under construction. More links are on the way.
Good information links:
Steve Bedair's 9x20 Lathe Site One of the best, and the first one I found.
Yahoo 9x20 lathe group Lots of help and advice here.
J Kelly's 9x20 Lathe Page Some 9x20 mods here.
Virtual Machine Shop This site has a learning library link in the left sidebar that has a wealth of information tailored to new machinists. This includes drawings, animations, definitions, etc.
Ishimura's Mini Lathe Workshop This guy has done some really impressive stuff, at least by my standards. Absolutely worth a look.
Tool supplier links:
Enco Machine tools, bearings, and some materials
Little Machine Shop I bought some of my first tools here. Their site provides good tutorials. It's a great place to start.
Grizzly Industrial Got some of my stuff here too. Lots of people buy their machines here.
Fastenal Fastenal is a dealer for Bando belts. I purchased spare belts for my lathe here.
Smallparts.com Lots of odd, hard to find parts. Useful for small engine builders.
Metal Express One of their warehouses is in a city near me, and so an order takes just a day to get here, and the shipping is cheap. I had a problem with an order once, and they fell all over themselves to sort things out.
McMaster Carr Materials and lots of other stuff.
Links for plans:
Workbench-Miniatures Got the plans for my simplex engines here.
Steam Engine Plans Lots of free plans here. I've used this site as a source of ideas.