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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Soldering electronics can be tedious. Follow along with Bill as he tours his new soldering workstation designed to make soldering more streamlined and safer!
Superglue is one of Bill’s favorite adhesives for prop & costume making. Follow along as Bill talks about some tips and tricks.
Here are some handy small tools and tips that you can use to improve your prop and costume making technique.
Bill frequently gets questions about the metal blocks that he uses in his prop and costume making videos. What are they? 123 Blocks of course! In this video Bill shows some useful tips for using these handy tools on your projects. Also: Bench cookies!
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