Wooden Dodecahedron Tool List
Here is the tool and supply list for the Wooden Dodecahedron DIY Plans.
Use this list to ensure you're equipped with all of the right stuff to take on this project before you buy the plans.
- Countersink Helps to set your flat-head screws flush.
- Drill Cordless is nice. This one is a great value.
- Drill bit, ⅛ inch A metal drill index is a valuable addition to your arsenal. This one is compact, sturdy, and it can be used to gauge what size hole is needed for any screw by removing the bit and inserting the screw in the opening.
- Drill bit, self-centering | #10 To pre-drill holes for the jig.
- Phillips screw tip For the jig.
- Table saw I don't own a SawStop, but I highly recommend them!
- Cork-backed ruler For precise paper cuts and marks.
- Crescent wrench To adjust your toggle clamps.
- Cutting mat to keep your X-Acto blade sharp
- Scotch tape (optional) to make a paper dodecahedron
- Sandpaper 3M Variety pack is the best way to get started.
- 6-Inch combination square One of the most useful tools I own.
- Tape measure This 16' tape measure is a joy to use. It's a perfect size and weight for me.
- 2-inch painter’s tape To hold the wood in alignment during glue-up
- White China Marker For marking on dark surfaces
- Wrench, ⅜ inch To assemble and adjust your clamps.
- X-Acto Knife For precise paper cuts.
- Automotive wax To lubricate the sled jig.
- Brads, ½ inch long. For the jig.
- Mineral oil Walrus Oil is my favorite finish.
- Pan head screws, 1 ½ inch long, #10 (4). To attach the toggle clamp.
- Plywood, ½ inch thick. For the jig.
- Shop rags These make cleanup easier.
- Water bowl Keep it close during glue-up.
- Wood. Walnut works great for these.
- Wood glue Tightbond is my glue of choice.
- Wood glue bottle The GluBot is an amazing glue dispenser. Its multiple tips give you a lot of control so you can evenly distribute the right amount of glue for the job.
- Wood Screws, 1 ¼ inch long, #8 (4). For jig building.
- Clamps, hold-down These toggle clamps will hold the wood in place while you cut.
- Dust mask Save your lungs.
- Push stick Keep those digits safe!
- Safety glasses To protect those peepers!
NICE TO HAVE
- Digital angle gauge Makes finding precise angles easy.
- Bench sander This smaller model works great for these.
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