I spent another day in the machine shop, helping out where I could. Friday's labors included pulling out some bushes, moving a couple cars around by hand and forklift, and, oh, also some machining.
I milled a few parts out (well, indexed the parts in a vice and pushed 'go' on the control panel), and turned a dozen or so wheel centers on a Mazak Integrex 200 lathe. Great stuff.
Stay tuned for more. I hope this stuff isn't boring you to tears, but I'm loving every minute of it, and wanted to share as I try my hand at learning a new trade.