Welcome to The Hobbyist Machine Store


The Hobbyist Machine Store (THMS), located in Frisco, Texas USA, was established in 2006 to supply the needs of any hobbyist or crafts-person needing small high quality machine tools to fulfill their skills and ambitions. Our emphasis is on small, as in model building and craft hobbies which are located in the typical home environment or home workshop.

Taig Tools Micro-Lathe, Micro-Mill and CMC Mill are very accurate and reliable for making the small precision parts a hobbyist requires. I provide any Taig machine or tool as customers’ requests require. The Taig items I show are usually in stock and the selection is based on my own hands-on experience. But I can supply anything in the Taig product line.

Taig Tools now provides a power feed option for their micro lathe. It’s not intended for threading but is a step above hand feeding. So Taig continues providing improvements to their well established product line.

In 2014, THMS is promoting the T2019CR-ER CNC ready version of the Taig Micro Mill in our offerings. We have many years of experience in using our own Taig mill in CNC operation, completing hundreds of projects and have received many inquires about my CNC work. I know what can and cannot be done with a machine of this size.

Micro CNC products will be the major focus for THMS in the years ahead. I am working on controller options and motors to offer a complete hardware system. A detailed presentation is planned.  Until I can make that happen I have suggested several control options on the T2019CR-ER product page.


THMS has sold mini lathe/mill gears for over seven years and is the original source for steel replacement (for the plastic) gears in these popular machine tools. My importer has informed me because of changes in business relations he is not likely to import more gears, so certain gears will no longer be available to THMS. We are nearing the end of our resources.


The Hobbyist Machine Shop is your source for specialized hobby tools and products. Let us know what else we can offer.

While you are here, also read the "About Our Site" in the HELP section (bottom of left column) for more information about THMS.