Recently I've been thinking about the limited range of components available to the average hobbyist. Regardless of whether you salvage then from electronics devices you have on hand or purchase the components from a vendor (online or off), the components you have are still limited by the demand for them to be made in the first place. So If you had a niche project and you need a unique part that could be made but doesn't exist. Then making it yourself seems like an obvious way to go. I think this is well beyond me but has anyone tried this?