|1200ft2 of cardboard||100 @ 2’x6′||$147.00|
|Pad of Graph Paper||75 sheets @ 9 1/4″ x 11″||$12|
|Zebra Jell-3 3-Color Combo Gel Pen||2||$10|
|Fiskars Protractor With Swing Arm Bar||1||$2.00|
|Fiskars Stainless Steel Ruler||1 @ 18″||$5|
|X-Acto Gripster and Assorted #11 blades||1 knife, 15 blades||$9.00|
|3M Super 77 Spray Adhesive||16.5 oz||$10.00|
|Saunders UHU Liquid Glue Pen, Clear||1.69 Oz.||$1.00|
The cardboard, bought from uline.com is as big as it can get and still be shipped by UPS/postal service. Their restrictions are no greater than 130″ in length + girth.
Remember that length you only pay for once but width (and thickness) you pay for twice. The paper is for making designs, as I can find no good cad/drawing software for Linux. The pen is for designs too; I bought 2 because I can’t find them around here – they’re like the four-color pens but instead of regular lame ballpoint they’re gell rollers.
I hope this x-acto gives me more control than a utility knife.
I got the 3M 77 on the advice of http://thistothat.com . It’s in a spraycan and I only intend to use it if I’m going to pull a gehry and laminate sheets together. The stuff is highly noxious; I’m not sure I should use it at all. If anybody has other suggestions I’m open.
The Saunders UHU pen is a PVA glue. Also not good to suck on, but it’s pretty ubiquitous. I intend to use this if I decide to adhere strips together- like if I were to make a brace.
In general, I want to avoid glueing if possible, and I want them to stay dissasemblable.
I have yet to buy the waterproofing agent but I intend to waterproof all the materiel when I’m done; I may experiment with different agents. I suspect with latex or thick acrylates I could pass the finished pieces off as sturdy-but-light plastic; If I compromised on dissasemblability I’m sure I could.