Seems like a high speed rotary tool would be the only way to get those delicate openings. I know nothing about turning...except right and left on green arrows or after coming to a complete stop.... well sorta', it's Michigan. :blink:The prize is $1000.00 in tools. It's not over til tomorrow @ noon so someone could still drop a bomb on me. my lathe of choice is the all mighty Powermatic 4224. I absolutely love this machine. Tons of features & smooth as silk. Kind of a mess from the aftermath of this project though.