There are a lot of great tools and resources available out there on the interwebs. It doesn’t matter if you are an artist a web savvy startup or a local business. Here are some tools (some not so well known) I’ve used or have recommended. I’ll be adding to this list regularly.
Your Dad once said he always wanted an English Wheel, but they're too expensive: this link shows several homemade metal shop tools, including small English Wheels.