terminating cables are easy, it just depends on what you want to connect to....it also depends on the fiber cable. The diameter of the core and cladding for most computer cables is like 125 um but I believe audio is a bit larger. It also depends on the shielding type and buffer type (tight or loose). How do you want to connect???? Hotmelt requires a special oven...anerobic requires a hyperdermic needle,epoxy,and acetane. Thread lock is reusable and unicam is easy. You also need to get a scribe for hotmelt, epoxy, and threadlock or a cleaver for the unicam. The tool for unicam is prohibitavly expensive (250 ish). For everything but threadlock, you also need a polishing puck, the proper type of polishing pad, polishing paper, and a good microscope (for checking the ends). It is really expensive to do it your self.
Stereo fibre cables can be made of plastic instead of glass, and use a led scource instead of a laser. Gotta know about what you are connecting too.