Usually we need a lot of tools when create something hand made. If we are at home it is very easy to get everything you need (screwdrivers, hummers, nuts, drills) from appropriate places (shelves, toolboxes, workshops, under a sofa or in a refrigerator :-). Another way is to do something outdoor – in a country side, during a car trip, on a picnic at last. I advise to make a cheap TOOL BAG using CARDBOARD pack. You need only a few hours to make it but the result will be useful for a one or two seasons.
Step 1: Tools and Materials
- cardboard sheets (4 mm thickness);
- rulers (school size (0.3 m) and long (0.5...1 m));
- paper knife;
- cardboard bender;
- PC, printer and 5 A4 sheets to print base drawings.
Step 2: Printing Base Drawings
Step 3: Transferring Drawings to a Cardboard
Some parts ('Body' and 'Ribs') we need to draw on cardboard sheets manually. For the 'Butt Ends' I recommend more convenient way – to print drawing on plain paper and then transfer it to cardboard using awl according to a following sequence: 1) put the cardboard on the old wooden board; 2) put the drawing on cardboard; 3) make holes in key vertexes through the paper using awl; 4) remove the paper drawing from the cardboard; 5) connect holes on the cardboard using ruler and pencil.
Step 4: Cut Parts Out of Cardboard
Step 5: 'Body' Bending
To execute all bend operations we will use special tool – Cardboard Bender according the following sequence: 1) Put the cardboard part on the wooden work base; 2) Draw path on the cardboard surface; 3) Move the Bender's Roller along the path with appropriate pressure to reduce the thickness of cardboard plate in a contact area; 4) Bend part along the 'compressed' path.
Also to execute bending it will be helpful to use long rule.
Step 6: 'Body' and 'Butt Ends' Connection
Step 7: 'Ribs' and 'Body' Connection
Step 8: Use It!
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