Every man should be able to build the things he needs. Thus every man should have a workshop with a variety of tools that he knows how to use. Post essential tools, projects, and techniques for your fellow anons in this thread.
Pics are a 3d printer, a cnc machine, a foundry, a chop saw (for metal), and a miter saw (for wood)
Here are some more essentials. A forge, an anvil, a bench belt sander, a bench grinder, and an arc welder.
This is going to be a good thread.
These are all pretty useful, but not all of them are essential. A band saw, a drill press (definitely essential), a lathe, a table saw (essential for larger wood working projects), and a kiln.
And obligatory eye protection inside the shop.
Any actual technicians ITT or are we just posting Ebay results?
I had an Austrian hobbyist lathe before, 450mm between points.
I did some model railroad wheels with it and some other pieces.
Is this the 3D printer thread?
I think getting one might be a good idea in this era since things might get a lot worse and they might stop selling them.
Make it one. I have an Ender 3. I would recommend it to anyone. It's cheap, easy to use, and has a large printing area.
Ender 3s are nice introduction machines.
Can it make cool things like custom pony figurines, tubes, assorted mechanical parts, custom anime figurines, long sharp metal parts for DIY meme-robot-making youtube videos, and wooden carvings?
2nd the arc welder. If you have the facilities to get a real welder that's even better, but if you have a welder, a reliable saw, and a drill press there is basically nothing you can't slam together.
>>2709>Can it make cool things like custom pony figurines, tubes, assorted mechanical parts, custom anime figurines
Yes>long sharp metal parts for DIY meme-robot-making youtube videos
If you have access to a foundry then yes.>wooden carvings
Kind of. There are filaments with bits of wood in them that you can use. The final product feels like wood and will take wood stains.