Step 2: Supply List and Tools (No Power Tools Needed!!)
- Duct Tape
- Corrugated cardboard or foam core board or re-used corrugated plastic (we have a lot of campaign signs up around town that eventually will need to come down)
- Lightweight cardboard (like the weight of an index card) big enough to cover the center hole of a CD.
- Cardboard or plastic tube with a diameter of at least an inch and at least 3-1/2 inches long. Toilet paper or paper towel rolls are fine, but the sturdier the better. You can use the centers of rolls of first aid tape, office supply tapes, athletic tape, twine. If a tube is not long enough, you can connect tubes with the same outer diameter with duct tape.
- Epoxy, Bondo, or something that is fairly hard when it cures. I vote for Oogoo*. It works great and is much less expensive than epoxy or Bondo [http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Your-Own-Sugru-Substitute/]. If you use Oogoo, you’ll need a couple tubes of silicone sealant and cornstarch. I will refer to Oogoo in the instructions.
- 2 CDs (compact disc) that you are not going to use anymore or one CD and one cardboard circle with a hole in the center.
- Dowel with the diameter of pencil about 9 to 10 inches long or a round chopstick. Measurements do not need to be exact.
- A hollow tube that the dowel (above) would fit in. I found that a large felt marker with the tips and inside removed works really well. Or you can use a pencil (one side should be flat). This is to make a hollow tunnel.
- A stiff piece of plastic like a report cover or a transparency to make a cone shaped form. Or a form already made. The base should be about 2 inches in diameter base and 6 inches in height.
- A cylinder about at least 1/2 inch thick and about 3 inches in diameter. A jar lid or scrap of PVC pipe would work.
- A cylinder that fits in the center of a duct tape roll and the duct tape roll itself or cylinder with about the same diameter as an almost empty duct tape roll. Again, a scrap of PVC pipe would work. Actually, any combination of two cylinders that are able to move freely, one in the center of the other.
- A really narrow tube about 2 inches long. The end of the wire coat hanger (#15 below) needs to fit in it. I used a post that is used to bind stacks of paper together, a binding post and screw set (you don't need the screw part). It is also called a "Sex Bolt" or "Post Sex Screw". Really, it is called that. It costs less than a dollar. This really didn't work very well for its purpose, because the hollow part was only about 1/2 inch deep and the wire kept coming out.
- Mounting tape.
- Lazy Susan or Lazy Susan bearing. The square bearings are easier to work with. I bought one for $2.19 at a wood working shop.
- Heavy Gauge hard wire (like a wire coat hanger)
- Rubberbands - one small and one really long. I have Size 117B (7” laid flat and 1/8” wide). I think you can also use elastic, but it may slip on the turners. If you use elastic, you might want use the kind with ridges (non-roll elastic) and/or coat it with silicone seal to give it friction.
- Double sided tape and contact cement or really good glue. Not super glue.
Tools (No Power Tools!)
- Straight edge (anything with a firm straight side, like the side of a pencil)
- Ruler or measuring tape.
- Pencil and marking pen (that will mark duct tape).
- Pliers and wire cutter
- Box cutter or exacto knife
- Optional: A fine toothed hand saw to cut plastic, if you don’t want to use a box cutter
You will need about one large roll of Duct Tape and will probably use your box cutter or exacto knife for all the steps. The Pro Grade DT is Awesome!