A question was asked on the wheels thread, what was a jewelers loupe.
That got me thinking, I've got many tools I have at my disposal, but ALWAYS want more.
But if I was just starting what would I buy, and in what order?
I figured I would start this so builders, both novice, and advanced have a clue what are used.
First to answer the first question;
A loupe is basicly a real good magnifying glass. Cheap and worth their weight in gold. I prefer the first style as you hold it on with your eye muscles, 2nd need your hand to hold
as far as basic tools a good drill, which is used a drill, a grinder, a mill, and lathe
Buy GOOD bits, and plenty of them.
Files from big and coarse to tiny and fine.
A thick, flat piece of glass to "see flat" and to place your sand paper on to sand things very flat
a guide/fixture to hold axles while glue dries
lots of babboo shewers to mix glue and hold bodies,
(if you tap the body, skewers will thread in if you break the tip off and make it "screw size")
Dremel, for sure (almost a basic tool, but figured cost wise it's an advanced purchase)
Belt sander, drill press, band saw next
any one else?
What y'all want to add
tool tips and tricks?