So, I know it’s been a bit, but I am getting back into the creative swing of things. I have a 3D Printer and a sewing machine on the kitchen table (though, they’re pushed to the side to make room for podcast recording on Thursday!), I’m starting to figure out what I need to do for the book, and I’m still planning on making the puppet. As I said a few weeks ago in a blog post, I’ve got some spare time, so I want to take advantage of it.
This got me looking at the tools I have available to me. From what I can tell, I have a lot of stuff I need, but as always, there is stuff I would like. This made me decided to dust off the “Wish List Wednesday” category, and do another Amazon Affiliate post (because my Amazon money has been WAY down, lately, and I’m starting my savings for 2018 expenses)! This means that every link in this post leads to Amazon, and is an affiliate link, which means I get a small percentage of the sales. However, everything on this list is stuff that’s off my wish lists, and I think other people might want to know about them, as well, so they can pick them up and add them to THEIR wish lists!
So, here are some ideas for things to help with the projects coming up…
As I said, I’m bouncing around the ideas for a book about being a Geek in Indiana. While technically, I guess all I really need is Word, there are a few things I would like that should make life a little easier.
- Scrivener – This is a piece of writer’s software that helps with the organization of whatever you’re writing. As I’m planning on doing a lot of research, I’m going to need to keep it all in one place and organized. I’ve been advised this will help.
- Pencils – These are called the “Palomino Blackwing 602”, and it’s twenty three bucks for twelve pencils. This sounds crazy, but I have had friends who swear by these, and swear they’re worth the money. I figure sometime in here, when I have the spare funds, I’ll drop the money for one pack, just to see what they’re like.
- Composition Notebooks – Sure, the pencils might be fancy, but I like writing in these!
I’m starting with dice bags, as I figure out how to use a sewing machine that seems to have more processing power than my first cell phone. I’m doing pretty good on supplies here, but there’s still some things that would make my life a bit easier. Maybe they’re things you have suggestions on, or would make your life easier too?
- Scissors – You know, those good fabric scissors? The kind that, if your mom caught you cutting construction paper with them, you’d be grounded for a month? Yeah, I desire some of these. I think these are like that.
- Self-healing Cutting Mat –
- Thread Box – Not really any link here. A tackle box would work, or even one of the special boxes. I’m just tired of misplacing spools of thread!
3D Printing – Finishing Prints
So, I have a 3D Printer. I have no idea what I’m doing. When I get things printed out, though, I know it’s going to take a lot of finishing work before they’re ready to be painted. Here’s some stuff I think will make it easier.
- Sanding sticks – These are great if you have a small section that needs sanded, or if you have little plastic/resin “boogers” inside what should be a crisp angle area.
- Sandpaper – Because there will be so many lines and ridges to smooth out!
- 3D Print Coating – Because I want to experiment with it all. This has me curious, as it’s a resin coating that’s supposed to smooth your 3D Printed Objects.
- Bondo Body Filler – No matter how much finishing you do, there are holes to be filled, and gaps that need to disappear. Don’t forget the red cream hardener.
- Cyanoacrylate – Yeah, it’s a fancy name for super glue. Still, it’s what I’ve learned to use on almost everything, so we’ll see how well it works here!
Now, once again, this post is not a “please buy me these things” post! This is stuff that I like, that you might be interested in, or you might have feedback on. This is also an attempt to pull in some more money in a way that’s helpful to everyone! 😉
Have a great Wednesday, and I’ll see you all tomorrow!