What’s the best glue for EVA Foam? Bill’s got a few of his favorites in the shop and shows you how they work, some useful tools and techniques, and how to avoid the harmful toxins in these handy adhesives!
Rotary Tool Basics: Your New Favorite Tool
Bill’s back in the shop to share some basic rotary tool techniques! This is one of the tools we use the most out of everything in the shop.
HOW TO: Making a Custom Paint Booth with Lights!
Bill made a super handy custom paint booth to help him paint more safely in the shop AND ventilate the laser cutter at the same time! Follow along to see how Bill makes this one-of-a-kind piece.
Leather Basics: Tools, Tooling, and Techniques!
Bill learns some leather working basics from his buddy Gregg of Bjorn’s Workshop, our local (not for long) leather expert! Together they cover some beginner tools and techniques and make Bill an awesome holster!
What do I BUY? Tools Every Prop & Costume Maker Needs to Own
Today we dive into a topic that’s near and dear to Bill’s heart… tools! When you’re getting started with prop and costume making it can be tricky to figure out which tools to buy first, so we put together a list of must have tools, plus some buying advice.
Hardware Store Vacuum Table – HOW TO make your own
Large vacuum formers are super awesome, but can’t just be purchased like other equipment. Bill teaches you how to make your very own large vacuum former using materials from the hardware store!
How to Use a Laser Cutter – Basics Tutorial
A laser cutter is an invaluable tool for any shop, especially our prop and costume making workshop. Bill goes over the basic techniques needed to cut out a variety of materials like EVA foam, wood, and plastics on a hobby sized laser cutter.
How to Make Perfect Cuts in EVA Foam with Sharp Knives – TUTORIAL
Making super clean cuts with a knife in EVA foam can improve the quality of your prop and costume projects dramatically. Follow along as Bill discusses the tools and techniques he uses to get perfect cuts in EVA foam.
Custom Soldering Workstation with Light and Fan Evacuation
Soldering electronics can be tedious. Follow along with Bill as he tours his new soldering workstation designed to make soldering more streamlined and safer!
Everything You Need to Know about Superglue for Prop & Costume Making
Superglue is one of Bill’s favorite adhesives for prop & costume making. Follow along as Bill talks about some tips and tricks.
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