Hi, I've been an NAWCC member for about six months. I quickly realized that there are many specialty tools that I needed. Some tasks are impossible and others much harder without the right tools. Because of their cost and the fact that there are no local suppliers, I decided to make some of my tools. Below is some info on the tools that I've made. How good they work, How hard they were to make etc. I thought this might be helpful to other newbies thinking about making some of their own tools. Test stand: This was the first tool that I made. I quickly decided that working with a movement while it's still in the case was really a pain. Also it's hard to get a pendulum movement running when it's lying on your workbench This is a really useful tool and is easy to make. Tools I used to make it: Table saw, Drill press, Twist drills and A Forstner bit. It could be made with just hand tools. Parts needed: Scrap wood, 1/4 inch threaded rod, Nuts, washers and wing nuts. The slots were cut with a table saw. You could cut them with a hand saw if that's all you have available. Keep both slots the same distance from the edge of the clamps. If not, your movement will be leaning. The slots don't need to be very deep. 1/8 inch is more than enough. You just need an edge to keep the movement from slipping out of the clamps. I used 1/4 inch rod just because I aleady had some. With a movement held at the top of the stand there is a little movement of the rods. The rods on mine are 18 inches high. I wouldn't go any thinner or it would probably get really wobbly. A little thicker rod would definitely make it more stable. Try to be accurate when you drill the holes through the clamps and base. If you don't get them at a 90 degree angle to the wood surface it's going to cause problems. If you have a drill press this won't be a problem. With a hand drill you'll need to be careful. If you were to just drill a hole in the base and bolt the threaded rod through it you would end up with the nut sticking out under the base. It wouldn't sit flat on your workbench. I solved this by countersinking the hole with a Forstner bit. This kept the nut and rod end below the surface of the base. It's not necessary to do it this way. This was quick for me since I had the tools to countersink a hole. Another way would be to just put some type of spacers under the base so that it doesn't rest on the nuts. What would I change If I made another one? I should say when I make another one! It would be really nice to not have to keep swapping movements in and out of the test stand. A square slot in the clamp was easy to do with a table saw. The clock plate tends to wiggle around a little in the slot even when the wing nuts are tight. I'll definitely spend a little more time on the next one and make a V shaped slot in the clamps. Some type of leveling feet on the base would be nice. Also, if you don't have a way to countersink the holes in the base you could use the levelers to keep the nuts from resting on the workbench. I was going to put all of my homemade tools in one post. This is taking more time than I thought. I'm going to split this into multiple posts. If you have made any homemade tools please add them to this thread. I'll probably be making a copy of your tool! Next will be my loop end spring winder.