Rhiannon shared with us some of her special tools and materials. Students added their suggestions and Stanley put it all together in a list:
Boxmaking with Rhiannon Alpers
June 13-14, 2015
Book Board (soft)
Best when cutting your own board by hand. Hollander’s will also cut board to your specifications and ship from Michigan.
Brass Folding Strips
Set of 5 brass strips from ¼” to 2”, all 12” long
Available from Hollander’s http://www.hollanders.com and train hobby shops
3M #415 available in rolls ¼” x 36 yards to 1” x 36 yards
For plotting sizes of box parts
Recommend size is 8 squares per inch
Available from Amazon http://www.amazon.com and office supply stores
Husky Folding Lock-Back Utility Knife
For cutting book board. Blade doesn’t wobble. Sheffield makes a similar knife.
Available from http://www.amazon.com, hardware and craft stores.
Marine Grade Sandpaper
80 grit, 150 grit, 220 grit
Available from Amazon http://www.amazon.com and larger hardware stores
For thinning PVA.
Available from Talas http://talasonline.com
A precision tool for measuring thickness of objects such as book board
Available in a variety of styles and price ranges
Available from http://www.amazon.com, hardware and craft stores
Rubber Cement Pick Up
Also called Adhesive Pick Up. For removing excess adhesive from surfaces.
Safe-T-Cut Ruler Straight Edge
Sizes from 12” to 72”
Available from Cutting-Mats, Amazon
T-Square with Base
For use while gluing walls to base.
Available from Westwood Power Tools
We'll add as we learn about other tools and materials from our classes.
Rhiannon Alpers: http://gazelleandgoat.com