Dan: Thanks! Never thought of Micromark - it's not the 7x16 minilathe I want, but it's an excuse to order something from them. I dug some more with google (toy gear motors) and found some at http://www.solarbotics.com/motors_accessories/gear_motors/
. Keep the micromark for myself, and use the solarboti
cs ones for give-aways, maybe. How noisy are the micromark motors?
Tweakie: Will the result include a laser
You got me started looking at small lasers, like the 1 watters from Turkey - there's too much old farm equipment here that need gaskets made, and lasers would be a lot more fun than hammer-on-them gasket cutters. My xacto knife skills aren't as good as they should be, although the last thing I need is yet another project. Even laserless I'll be looking forwards to the result.