Almost November - getting closer… This got me thinking (along with some recent posts about calipers) about what other tools or supplies besides substrates may be helpful along side your forge. As mentioned, many users have or purchased the digital calipers ( USPS delivered mine today ! on a Sunday), but I’ve been looking (and purchasing) some other items.
Sanding Sticks - great for tight areas and taking just a “smidgen” off a tab for a fit. While Amazon carries them - I found them at HobbyLobby and with 40% coupon , fraction of the cost. Sanding twigs look interesting as well.
Also (if you don’t have), a rubber mallet is a good idea. - I found one at the 99 cent store - I mean it’s a rubber mallet - I’m not building a house - just need to tap some tight edges in w/o marring.
Wide masking tape or paper tape for masking. Small hinges, latches, hooks (eye hooks, hangers) all depending on you use for your laser. Adhesives for wood and acrylic… paints, coatings (lacquers, spray acrylics, etc.) Just some things to keep your eyes open for if you haven’t already…
Also tools such as (possibly) needle nose pliers, tiny files, I even picked up a small butane torch for $2-$3 in case I need to smooth acrylic edges. Leather conditioner/sealer…
If machines arrive to some before Xmas - may be a hectic time to get stuff out by the 25th!
What do you think? What other things ?