- Counter Sink Bit - high speed steel, 1/2" diameter.
- Hand Drill with assortment of high speed steel bits up to 1/2" diameter.
- Hand Router with 1/4" carbide straight cut bit.
- Jig Saw with fine tooth metal blade.
- Table Saw with non ferrous blade, crosscut sled and miter gauge.
- Soldering Iron with point and chisel tips.
- Digital multi-meter.
- Oscilloscope, 20 - 20 KHz.
- Signal Generator or MP3 Player.
- Variable DC Power Supply (+30V / -30V), or variac, or lamp line.
- Scratch Awl.
- Combination Square.
- Combination Wire Cut/Strip/Crimp pliers.
- Flat File, medium and small.
- Metal snips.
- Needle Nose Pliers.
- Sand Paper, 100 and 150 grit aluminum oxide.
- Sanding Block.
- Screw Drivers, Phillips and flat head, various sizes.
- Side cutters, very small.
- Tape Measure.
Time Savers (optional)
- Drill Press.
- Random Orbit or Finish Sander.
This project requires use of power tools. Safe operation of each tool requires experience gained through practice and review of tool manufacturer's operating instruction. Always work with patients and care and never use a tool outside of its operating limit or in an application other than intended.
Personal Protective Equipment
- Safety Glasses - Protects eyes from flying debris generated by cutting, drilling and sanding. Allows you to perform these activities without distraction resulting in better workmanship.
- Hearing Protection - Muffs or foam insert plugs. Protects eardrums from damage caused by prolonged exposure to loud noise.
- Dust Mask - Protects lungs from dust generated by sanding.
- Electric Shock - Disconnect unit from main power and discharge reservoir capacitors before working.
Other Protective Equipment
- Push Stick - Allows feeding small material through a table saw, band saw and jointer while keeping fingers clear of cutting surface. Provides firm control of work resulting in better workmanship.
- Common Sense - If unsure about how to perform a particular task, consult the web. There is a vast amount of experience offered in the form of blogs, forums and articles.
These are the basics. The user of this manual assumes responsibility for their safety.