In some fun news, friends surprised me with a miniature lathe for my birthday! They even machined new tools since they didn't feel the included ones were good enough.
Of course, I am super excited but have no idea what I am doing. Luckily, the gift comes with lessons from the very friends who gave me this marvelous new tool. This will help greatly in my pursuit of The Scale Cabinetmaker projects, and I feel positively spoiled rotten!