People

William
William is a programmer and freelance machinist in the anarcho-capitalist Seattle of a near future post-apocalyptic world. Despite his more introverted nature he can be just as goofy as Maxwell. He generally misses the 'good old days' of civilization but doesn't spend too much time worrying about it. He could really use a distinguishing feature.
Maxwell
Maxwell is William's housemate. He has a smelly hat. A more extroverted goofball than William, he is also better suited to the sometimes violent nature of a dystopic future. He is a physical security subcontractor. While most of his work is as an adjuster for Northwest Security he still does the occasional freelance job as well.
Queen Denise
Denise is the deposed queen of Wenatchee. She was exiled when the current theocracy took over. Taking a break from raising forces to retake her thrown, she recently moved to Seattle to start the Government of Wenatchee in Exile. She now lives with William and Maxwell.

Tools

Engine Lathe
The major function of the engine lathe is to change the size, shape or finish of a revolving workpiece by one cut or a series of cuts into the workpiece with an adjustable cutting tool.

--Machine Shop Operations and Setups, Lascoe, Nelson, Porter, 1973. p. 106

Drill Press
The drill press is one of the most frequently used machine tools. Its principal purpose is the cutting of round holes into or through materials.

--Machine Shop Operations and Setups, Lascoe, Nelson, Porter, 1973. p. 151

Vertical Mill
The milling machine is one of the most versatile of the chip-producing machine tools. It is capable of accurately producing one or more machined surfaces on a piece of material. Its adaptability is especially valuable for quanity production, job shop operations, repair shop, tool room and experimental work.

--Machine Shop Operations and Setups, Lascoe, Nelson, Porter, 1973. p. 284

Vertical Bandsaw
The band machine is one of the most versatile machine tools.

--Machine Shop Operations and Setups, Lascoe, Nelson, Porter, 1973. p. 91