Appendix Buying Guide

This appendix tells you where to obtain tools and supplies, and summarizes the requirements for each project in the book.


The tools that I am recommending for the projects in this book can be divided into three groups:

Essential tools. A handsaw is the most obvious example, as almost every project requires you to cut materials with a saw. But a plastic-cutting knife is also essential if you want to score and snap acrylic plastic. The table in Figure A-1 shows which tools are essential for each of the projects. See page 250.

Optional, not essential. These tools will make your task easier, but if you’re on a tight budget, you can omit them. An electric screwdriver is a good example. You can use a manual screwdriver, ...

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