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Present for an engineer

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hey /diy/ i dont come here often, never posted

I want to get my dad something he will actually really like for christmas this year. I dont think hes really had a hobby outside of working out, but he's a chemical engineer and he seems to really enjoy repairing appliances around the house.
what can i get him that he can build?

he's dealt with electrical stuff a lot, and most of his job atm is proof reading blueprints if that helps.
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>>905253
Cast a tool he uses a lot in bronze, put it on a pedestal and presto
>generic gift for everyone who works with hands
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>>905275

Son, you just fucked up my tool I use a lot. I am disappoint.
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>>905253
>he seems to really enjoy repairing appliances around the house.

Go get free broken appliances from CL.

Really though. If he likes repairing stuff, maybe buy a project car or project tool for him to work on.

Shit like a CNC router or 3d printer. Or if he really likes a certain kind of appliance or gadget. I like repairing old boomboxes.
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>>905253
a really good digital caliper
or engraved cheaper analog one
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>>905290
this, or previous posters idea. a cnc router to make broken parts is a god-teir gift if he's computer savvy.
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>>905301
>>905284
i dont have that much money

im sorry dad
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>>905301
or a cheap 3d printer >>895624
you can get a pretty good chinese i3 prusa for only $250
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Whatever you get him, if it's got a metal other than gold, you can engrave shit on it with a 9v battery, salt water, q tip, and vinyl lettering from a craft store.
http://m.instructables.com/id/Salt-Water-Metal-Etching/
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>>906063
http://makezine.com/projects/make-40/etch-a-kettle/
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>>905280
>cast
that means make a mold, remove the original, and then pour molten bronze into the mold.
he didnt say plate the original tool.
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>>905253
Dragon dildo. He is an engineer, after all.
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>>905253
get him a sterling engine model. you can be as spend as much as you want on them as they usually range fromas low as $20 to over $200
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