Machine frames

I’ve been looking for frames. I’ve been out to buy three frames. Liner, shader, colour packer, you know the basics. Light pockets being the issue, I’ve looked at thousands in the past week.  A lot on eBay. Some Cnc machined. Some cast. Some iron, some steel, some brass, said the cat in the hat. But a lot of them come from China. I don’t want to buy Chinese but some seem to be quality and really cheap at the same time. I want to build my own machines. I have the knowledge. Just not the sources for good low cost materials. Any input would help me greatly.

Some recent work

I haven’t been posting much since my first apprenticeship(which is when i signed up)

Due to that going to hell which i expected. 

Then i learned how to pierce for a little over a year. 

Worked a normal job for a year to save to move to wisconsin. 

And these are various photos throughout my apprenticeship here so far. 

No particular order. Ill post more as I do more. 

All feed back welcome, Thanks for looking.