Build a village, clock your speed, wear sunglasses at night, craft a canoe, and geek out your garb.

TOOLBOX

image

Grizzly G0516 Lathe/Mill Combo

$1,195 grizzly.com

I’m sure there are a lot of tools that would like to claim the title of the most important tool in a maker’s workshop, but I believe that right after a good imagination and some free-ranging creativity come heavyweight tools like lathes and milling machines.

Due to my small workshop and limited budget, I chose a combination machine from Grizzly Industrial. The G0516 is a good representative of this type, and I can report that, while there are limitations with a small combo machine, once you ...

Get Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 25 now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.