I did work as a welder for a container manufacturer also as a mechanic, so I guess I have that one covered.
I also did some mechanical engineering at Preston University.
My main issue is getting started without blowing too much money on expensive machining tools.
Looks likely I will need a milling machine and a lathe for the motor parts.
I already have a drill press and it seems I can add a cross vise and milling bits to this to make a low cost milling machine.
This will give me the ability to machine the motor laminates which can be bolted together to make the rotor and stator parts.