but I really don't know anything about stainless steel... I buy the mirror finish stuff, and if possible, never scuff the surface, only working the edges. It's really hard to get that finish back with home tools.
I've just gotten a small bench mill, but I haven't really learned to use it yet. I made the tail-piece for the Wolf Inspired quilt top I'm making now, partly with the mill, but it was mainly to hog the excess away, so I could finish it with files and paper
Would you mind a pm and answering some simple questions about milling?