This miniature machine probably would have liked the fabulous character of the story Leskov. With him making nails for flea horseshoes would not like the faster! However, it was a joke, but seriously, the lathe of microstock by V. Shpakovsky will be indispensable for the copyists in all cases where it is necessary to recreate the chiseled details.
Often, working on the intricate model of an ancient ship or copying of ornate balustrade train station for the beginning of the century miniature railway, seriously thinking about how to make numerous chiseled balerinki railing, detail of the steering wheel or the spokes of the wheels of ancient instruments. Look at the drawing of the old ship, car, even a plane — how many of the turned parts with complex shapes used to create the prototype. You can, of course, to put the matter on the flow and use the installation for casting parts made of nylon or polystyrene, but also for casting the right model, turn on the machine. And most importantly — wooden details look on the copies is not an example of the authenticity — we just have slightly toned them Yes stain varnish.
In short, the Modeler need a lathe. And make it very simple. Look at the picture. On a massive wooden base screwed, plastic, polystyrene and glued microelectronical — for example, type DP-10. (The engine in a metal housing, for example, DI-1-3 can be mounted in the usual bracket out of tin or aluminum.)