Cade said:
Taking raw material and making something entirely new from it
vs.
gluing thing+thing together

That's a stupid comparison and you know it.
Taking raw tubes and threading them together with counter-nuts to make the right angle and then installing a thermometer into a industrial wire-fitting for a cool look. Nothing is glued together, I don't ever use glue, I hate that stuff. This "thing" is nothing special but nevertheless based on creativity and it works (you can even calibrate it).