Heidi Marshall Harbor Freight January 04th, 2020 - 01:32:58
Now that the multifunction tool has come down in price, we can now consider this job as being doable. Harbor Freight has one selling for about sixty dollars while the home improvement stores have other names at higher prices. The product is much safer to use, and has more precision control compared to the circular saw. In addition, multiple attachments can handle the work that required a few hand tools to finish the job.
Misc small tools: Drill motors at least one, you will drill hundreds if not thousands of holes, but seldom will you need the 1/2 chuck and big power, besides those drills are heavy. one cordless drill is nice to have 18 volt nothing smaller, and a couple spare batteries. Jig saw and finish sanders, just about any will do but get the best your budget will allow. one good random obit sander is a must, sticky back or hook and loop, I've used them both and don't have a favorite.
As far as materials you have a good choice. There is always the old standby: balsa wood. Balsa is light and easy to cut. A better choice might be plastics, in which case I would recommend using plastic from Evergreen Scale Models. That company produces a wide variety of shapes (sheet plastic, I beams, corrugated, etc.). Plastic also produces plastic in many construction type shapes.
A central pneumatic air compressor provides power to air tools. It can deliver quality air to small and large tools. The tools receive power from the compressor when pressurized air is collected in the tank. This creates the force needed for the tools to work. The tank holds air in gallons. The average central pneumatic air compressor is 10 gallons. Each unit of air is measured in psi, or pound per square inch. It is always a good idea to buy a tank as big as possible. A bigger tank contains more air. This eliminates the need to refill the tank often. It is important to keep this in mind when you are deciding which tank is best equipped to handle your needs.
Lay the box flat on the ground so all of the flaps are visible. Notice the notches die cut into the sheet where the flaps once folded? Run a piece of 2" masking tape, starting from the outside edge of the box, all along the notch, plus about 2-3" beyond and into the field. Repeat for all the notches then walk or slide your foot along the tape to secure it well then turn the sheet over. We are going to tape these same notches again only a little bit different.