for more ideas (and attendant dick waving) than you can shake a stick at . . .
whene pruchasing tools, simpler is better -- Swiss Army Knives are cute and all, but the scissors aren't very useful, the tweezers don't and the blade isn't the right shape to QUITE to anything really well . . . . .
for fabrication, if you can specialize in working with Aluminum, decent quality woodworking tools will do a great job on alloy, too . . . . . big fun . . . . .
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