I used to take my stuff to a meticulous machinist in Lenexa, KS (Bob Hutsler) who had all the best equipment, was slow, and his shop was a mess of machines and parts, with crowded aisles between it all. He did the absolute best work of anyone I've ever used. He spent a lot of time talking to you, and I think he did most of the work at night when he wouldn't be interrupted. Bores and pistons were always measured and labelled to the 4th decimal point. He was an overweight diabetic, and in the middle of a chat it was not unusual for him to hike up his dirty XXXL T-shirt and shoot up with a dose of insulin. He died at 59 years young, and I haven't found another machinist in the Kansas City area who is as good as he was.