I do all my calls with a drill press, bandsaw, and belt sander, yes I have a bunch of other machines to do the cutting, planning, shaping, but those 3 are the ones I use the most. A lathe will help you do pots if that's the way you want to do them. Hand tools, files, drill bits, forstner bits, lathe tools, lots of sandpaper. Wood, 1/4 cut for boxes, straight cut for pots.
Dodge County NWTF Chapter
WI. Youth Turkey Mentor