I can totally understand that you had to buy it. It is such a cool piece of machinery.
I have two young boys who are very dedicated to helping out in the shop, and I am afraid that they would somehow end up loosing a finger if I got hold of one of one of them again.
I had a colleague on my former ship, whose brother in law made some really nice furniture out of railroad sleepers in South Africa. But apart from that, I must confess that I know absolutely nothing about your country when it comes to woodworking.
Have fun with the guillotine (somehow that didn’t sound right).