Prop building Tools, Materials, Planning and Basic Techniques Part 2 – Steampunk Pepperbox

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<ul><li> Slide 1 </li> <li> Prop building Tools, Materials, Planning and Basic Techniques Part 2 Steampunk Pepperbox </li> <li> Slide 2 </li> <li> Table of Contents Safety Tools Materials Paint &amp; Print Adhesives Design / Research / References Steampunk Pepperbox Online resources and communities Q&amp;A Raffle </li> <li> Slide 3 </li> <li> Safety Guidelines Work in a well lit and well ventilated area Spray paint outside or in a painting booth and always wear a respirator Use the right tool for the job When carving always push the blade away from you Dull blades/bits are dangerous, they require more force and are harder to control A Dremel bit spins at 35,000 RPM if you like seeing, wear goggles </li> <li> Slide 4 </li> <li> Safety Equipment Face shield (starts from $5) Goggles (starts from $1.5) Gloves (about $0.15 per glove for heavy duty nitrile gloves) Respirator (starts from $16) Dust mask (about $0.3 per mask) $20 of safety equipment will keep you safe. What is your excuse? Sources: Amazon, Harbor Freight </li> <li> Slide 5 </li> <li> Proper Use of Tools Always use a tool that is designed for the material and the task at hand </li> <li> Slide 6 </li> <li> So what tools do I need? AKA the Amazon wishlist Phase 1: Basic tools Scissors Box cutter Xacto knife Respirator Goggles/Face shield Dremel + bits (reinforced cutting discs and sanding drums) Drill Drill bits Coping saw Hammer Screwdrivers Wire cutters Needlenose pliers Clamps Files Paintbrushes Metal ruler Measuring tape Pins &amp; Safety pins Phase 2: Precision and leather Combination square Jigsaw Mallet Auto punch Vise Caliper Rotary punch Awl Precision screwdrivers Hose clamps Phase 3: Metalworking and beyond More Dremel accessories (Flex shaft, wire brushes) More drill bits (rasp, wire brushes, step drill bits) Locking pliers Tap &amp; Die kit Drill press Scroll saw Soldering iron Heat gun Multimeter Hole saw kit Jeweler's saw Metal snips Pipe cutter Sureform/plane Consumables: Sandpaper (80/120/220/400/1000) Steel wool Painters tape Zip ties Nails Screws Paint thinner Nitrile gloves Wood filler Permanent markers, paint markers &amp; pencils Glazing putty and body filler (Bondo) Rags Paper towels Duct tape Q tips Toothpicks/skewers Adhesives (full list on an upcoming slide) Paint </li> <li> Slide 7 </li> <li> Recommended Materials EVA foam &amp; craft foam armor Leather armor, sheaths, straps, holsters Sintra, Styrene, PVC, Plexiglass (Lexan) and other types of plastic armor, weapons Wood: know the different types - Hardwood, MDF, plywood, etc. and dowels, in as many sizes as you can afford Metal: sheetmetal, pipes, candlesticks, chain, etc. Other: clamshell packages, hoses, cardboard, foam core, insulation foam, rare earth magnets, etc. </li> <li> Slide 8 </li> <li> Paint &amp; Print Acrylic Spray paint there are brands other than Krylon and Rustoleum (automotive, graffiti, etc.) Rub-n-Buff Clearcoat keep the paint on your prop and not on your costume Leather dye/antiquing gel Tea, Espresso* Overhead transparency Adhesive labels Dry brushing Washes *Adam Savage weathering video: http://youtu.be/YXzxEqdvuIE </li> <li> Slide 9 </li> <li> Adhesives White glue Wood glue Superglue Mod Podge Epoxy Gorilla glue Contact cement Super 77 spray E6000 JB Weld The ultimate glue website: thistothat.com </li> <li> Slide 10 </li> <li> and before we start building Create a plan/template: This can be anything from a list of measurements to a CAD design, whatever works for you Collect the materials/supplies: Try to have all the materials available prior to building, this includes paint and fabric Measure twice, cut once: Verify the dimensions after every step But mistakes do happen: if possible get extra materials </li> <li> Slide 11 </li> <li> Steampunk Pepperbox Rationale: Low cost materials Minimum investment in tools and materials Repurposing materials Tools: Scissors Sandpaper Xacto knife/Box cutter Hammer </li> <li> Slide 12 </li> <li> Materials Required: Drinking straws Copper elbow Button Nail Stick Superglue Paint Epoxy or JB weld Optional: Copper sheet Decorative brad Eye screw Leather lace Gears Leather dye, wood stain </li> <li> Slide 13 </li> <li> Construction 1.Cut straws to size 2.Paint straws (optional prime before painting) 3.Glue straws together 4.Cut the stick to size and shape it 5.Hammer nail into stick and remove it 6.Stain the wood 7.Glue the nail to the button 8.Paint trigger and barrels 9.Seal all painted surfaces - if you want to, you can also seal the copper to keep it shiny 10.Assemble all parts 11.Optional - Decorate </li> <li> Slide 14 </li> <li> Tips and Tricks The straws are very light so a number of creative solutions were necessary to keep them in place while spray painting: a nail sticking out of a piece of cardboard Same design can be used for a much more elaborate version (more barrels, side-by-side layout for a pepperbox shotgun) Additional details such as sights, heat shield, safety, hammer, etc. </li> <li> Slide 15 </li> <li> Slide 16 </li> <li> Slide 17 </li> <li> Next steps Other materials Sintra, Styrene, PVC, Worbla, leather, metals and wood Technology Light &amp; sound LEDs, Arduino, switches Process Molds &amp; casting Tools List or recommended tools on slide 6 </li> <li> Slide 18 </li> <li> Online resources and Communities Communities/Forums The RPF Cosplay.com The dented helmet Brass Goggles Blogs/Videos Tested Punished Props Volpin Props Propnomicon Evil Ted Smith Stiltbeast Studios Retailers McMaster Grainger Fastenal Tandy Leather Harbor Freight Amazon </li> <li> Slide 19 </li> <li> Q&amp;A </li> <li> Slide 20 </li> <li> Raffle </li> <li> Slide 21 </li> <li> End of Part 2 </li> </ul>