The inventor’s process starts a few days before the project in which you choose the material for the base. This process is called “milling the base into a cylinder.” When the project’s completion, the maker takes a small flathead screwdriver to the surface of the base, and begins to take the screwdriver into the process. Then he or she places the small flathead screwdriver into a hole in the base, and turns the screwdriver around, leaving the surface flat. The flathead screwdriver is then inserted into the screw heads of the base, whereupon they are lifted from their sockets. The flathead screwdriver then passes through the screw heads of the base to reassemble the base. This is accomplished through a twisting action (also called a “shamming”) of the flathead screwdriver. The process is repeated a third time, and the screw heads are again twisted and reassembled. At this point, the flathead screwdriver must be removed from where it has been inserted, to make a fully assembled piece of the base from scratch. This process is repeated until all the screw heads, surfaces and areas on the machine are perfectly aligned.
According to Richard Engelbrink, the two most important tools required are the flathead screwdriver and a 3/16″-20 threaded socket, as shown here in the photo gallery. Both tools are readily available at virtually any hardware or automotive supply