Basic Hand Tools

Safety Check

—  Read Chapter 5 on health and safety, pay particular attention to mechanical hazards, personal protective equipment, and risk assessment

—  Keep all your tools in good condition and use only for their intended purpose

—  Store tools and materials away from children

Basic Toolset

It does not take an abundance of tools to start making models. A basic toolset will allow you to produce low-fidelity models in a variety of materials including paper, cardboard, foamcore, and various types of foam. As shown in the Prototyping section of this book, these low-fidelity models precede the higher-fidelity models and are a big part of the design process. The basic toolkit includes simple hand tools, glues, fillers and ...

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