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Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 25 by Mark Frauenfelder

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

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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 ...

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