you can set yourself up with a basic mini mill for under $100. its a lot of work, but the results are pretty decent. we built a LOT of mountain bike trail features this way after logging out a ton of eastern red ceder up in wisconsin.
Tim M Hovey
1950 cj3a: FJ60 Axles, brakes, and steering, Willy's
sheetmetal and a Buick engine, held together with
metal from the scrap yard glued together in a garage in
Louisville and dragged around behind a F350 Diesel.