Right now, I don;t really have the space for a nice workshop with tools that make up for my general lack of coordination. So any attempts at modding tend to be really ugly, and I don't like sharing. But I figure I do have enough space for 1 larger piece of equipment, and I was thinking of looking into a CNC router or a laser cutter for this. I figured I would look at blowing what I was going to spend on an i7 rig, something in the neighborhood of $2K USD. Sears has something that looks interesting, but I don't know how well it would handle plastics like Plexiglas, Lexan, etc. But it is in the budget range. And I have no idea if something like a laser cutter can be had even close to this price. I have no idea if there are any other alternatives either, but I am looking for something I can just buy. If I have to fabricate something, it probably won't happen. I'm not looking for something that can do metal, but if there is something that can handle sheet metal too, that would be nice.