I did this step before drilling the holes (wich i normally do first) because I first wanted to do this: http://www.instructables.com/id/etching-large-metal-items/ Alright so we got everything together now ...
For this project you'll need basic metalworking skills like sawing drilling and sanding.
tools: jigsaw clamps(if you need them to secure the metal for sawing) drill(press) some drillbits(the size of the rivets) sandpaper(i used a range of 240 -600 gritt) marker pencil scissors metalfile boltcutters or hacksaw grease or oil(i used silicon spray) scotch tape hammer pliers anvil(or something hard like a barbell)
Optional tools: fire magnets gloves(my hands are full of small cuts so gloves are recommended) eye protection(recommended,but I already wear glasses so there's a smaller chance of anything getting in my eyes)
materials: metal sheet cardboard 8 large nails(rivets) 8 washers(same inside diameter as the large nails) 2 straps with beltbuckles(from a watch or thin belt, I got mine from a hobbystore) a box of small nails(rivets)