I dropped off a word clock to Alden (creator of the miniature word clock). I had mistakenly come to the conclusion that Alden had a laser cutter. I will forward the super cool golden face plates when they arrive from Anool. You can see the word clock on the left of the work bench.
While I was there he showed me around his beautiful shop. This is a dream shop, well lit and spacious, with enough components on hand to invent the future (which is what he is doing!).
Below, Alden is checking the performance of a stepper driver he has been working on. The steppers must have gotten out of hand in the second photo as the whole room seems to be spinning.