Machinist, watch and learn...
about having access to an Forum where you're constantly learning?
feast your eyes on this, Practical Machinist, the official community of
the American Machinist is just such a Forum, where you cam
gloat at a retired Machinist's Toy room, now doesn't this make
GREEN WITH ENVY?
course this will have you want to emulate the guy, albeit in a smaller
scale, and learn HOW he went and done it...
maybe you want to buy some second-hand machine tools...
got lots of those available, Milling Machines, Lathes, EDM, Laser, any
one, only a certain make, whatever..
even cheap small CNC machines from China, along with Manuals,
Machinist's jokes, threads devoted to a particular machine,
pictures of machines and tools needing
identification, help on particular subjects, advice on how to make
'bout anything, man, the Forum's threads cover everything imaginable,
and some stuff you won't even dream of!
So it's a Gizmo maker
dream come true,
'cos they'll even answer your questions, so you'll learn whatever you
need, and not a thing you do not!
go there, and have fun, LEARNING!