Here are the ones mentioned so far in the Workshop Attendance thread:
- scroll saw
- band saw
- drill press
- Dremel rotary tool
- bench sanders (drum, belt, or disk)
- hand drills (for polishing axles during "down time")
- spray paint
- spray paint booths (large cardboard boxes)
- spray paint trigger attachments
- weights, appropriate tools for type of weight, and scale
sanding sticks - Cut some scrap lumber into sticks approximately 1" by 1" by 8" and glue a strip of sandpaper to each stick. Extra coarse sandpaper (e.g., 40-grit) produces a cheap rasp for shaping.
chisels - A good sharp chisel is better than a Dremel tool or a router for some things. Make sure you have an adult who can supervise them and keep them sharp.
small paper cups - Turn them upside down and set car bodies on them while you paint them, and while they dry.
safety equipment - It should go without saying, but be sure to have earplugs, safety goggles, etc. available for anyone using power tools.
a section of track - Actually, it's a section of our old track that we kept just for this purpose. It helps first-timers see how the car is supposed to work, and it can be used to test unusual designs for fit. In theory, it could be used to test alignment/lubrication of finished cars, but almost no one has done that at our workshops.
So, what tools and supplies have been useful/popular at your derby workshops?