The process of pasta making is easier to show than to write about; so, this Instructable will mostly be pictures of the process with a little bit of written direction.
The kind of pasta I make has only four ingredients:
2 cups Flour
3 large Eggs
1 tsp Olive Oil
0-3 tsp Water
Step 1: Add Ingredients
Don't worry if the flour walls begin to crumble. It won't affect the pasta, but it will make more of a mess.
Step 2: Mix Ingredients
Once the eggs have some flour in them use your hand to mix in more flour. After a minute or two most of the flour should be incorporated and the dough will be somewhat crumbly. Knead the dough and try to get the rest of the flour incorporated.
If you can't incorporate the remaining flour drizzle 1 tsp of water on the dough and knead it for another minute or two. Add water 1 tsp at a time until the flour is all incorporated.
Step 3: Knead!
Divide the dough into equal parts.
Step 4: Roll by Hand
Divide your ball in half again. Sprinkle your work surface with flour and flatten one of the balls out with your hand. Put the dough on the work surface and use a rolling pin to roll it out. Try and keep the pasta sheet as rectangular as possible. It will take some work to get it rolled out. When you cook the pasta it will get about 25-50% thicker. Keep that in mind when you decide that the pasta is thin enough.
I'm not very good at keeping the dough rectangular. If you look at the last three pictures I cut off a corner that stuck out and rolled it on to a corner that bent in. Then I trimmed it to make the edges neat.
Step 5: Cut by Hand
Roll the sheet up and cut the roll into thin strips. As soon as you cut the strips un-roll them because they have a tendency to stick together.
Step 6: Roll by Machine
Fold the dough in half and run it through the machine again. Repeat this 5 or 6 times, it will make the dough much more consistent.
Cut your sheet of dough in half. If you try to work with the whole sheet it quickly gets unwieldy. Don't be afraid of cutting the sheets in half if they get unwieldy.
If the sheet of dough starts to get sticky sprinkle a little bit of flour on both sides and spread it out with your hand. Don't put much flour because it will dry out the thin sheet of pasta.
Move your rollers one setting closer together, and run the dough through the rollers twice. Repeat this until your dough is as thin as you want it to be. Remember that the pasta will expand 25-50% when you cook it.
Step 7: Cut by Machine
Try hard not to have any creases go into the cutter. Creases will make uneven lumpy pasta.
Step 8: Dry and Cook the Pasta
It only takes a couple of minutes to cook fresh pasta so watch the pot closely.
If you need something explained more clearly or another picture to clarify the process add a comment and I will help you out.