The tools that I used to make this include: a hacksaw, metal files, a bench grinder, and a 110V MIG welder. The MIG welder is not ideal, but it's what I had available. A TIG welder would be much better suited to this type of work. This instructable does not teach welding or shop safety. Many community colleges offer welding classes and I would highly recommend this if you are interested in projects like this one.