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All in the wiki ;)

But serious, I do pretty much all my work with a vice, hacksaw, drill (which clamped in the vice is an improvised lathe), hammer, pliers and a set of files.

This is one of the advantages of casting as opposed to having to machine tough materials.
hectmarr wrote:You have to make many weapons, because this field is long and short life
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5 axis CNC mill & carbide end mills
CNC lathe is a close second
side cutters are right up there
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Now you're just showing off :P :wink:
hectmarr wrote:You have to make many weapons, because this field is long and short life
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They are at the root of nearly everything in our modern day material world, that's pretty useful.
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Upside Down Table Saw - Craftsman Radial Arm Saw

Safest way to cut wood.

I stand on the side at the axis of the blade with the stock clamped down.


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Epoxy. My drill is a close second.
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Sun Dec 27, 2009 2:25 pm

Heimo wrote:a lathe is truly the most versatile tool a man can own
But I would definitely count hands as tools.

Actually, no - scratch that. I'll just count you as a tool instead, it's funnier. :tongue3:
Does that thing kinda look like a big cat to you?
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A mini-lathe :D
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My free pair of long-nose pliers. I've got some epoxy that I will use soon,
maybe I'll change my mind.
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A rotary tool, a drill, and a pair of vice grips
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Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:27 pm

for making launchers? drill press. For any other wood work, bandsaw.
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A dull knife.... :o
Not my favorite, but useful. Sharp enough t cut, yet dull enough so the edge doesn't break when you use it for other things (prying,screws, etc)
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Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:32 pm

Dremel for sure.
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Most productive tools: Paper, pencil, eraser, calculator, computer.
Tools used most in fabrication: Angle grinder, TIG welder, Drill press.
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Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:25 pm

Stop showing off John... Haha jk...

We'll probably see some cool stuff from you. (like your marshmallow gun)

...ahem... Back on topic!

Still... DREMEL FTW!!!

And stuff like angle grinder.

Edit... Pencil and paper too I guess... Even though only about 5% of all my sketches and plans actually get built...
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