Putting It All Away
• Design your projects so that you can
disassemble them into easily stored pieces.
• Plan for reuse by standardizing the parts
• Have a couple “fun” projects on the shelf
for those times when you only have a few
minutes available to work on something. This
helps keep the spark alive and gives you the
opportunity to test out new ideas.
• I do a lot of trial and error builds. Not
every design I come up with works, however,
your mileage may vary. I chalk these up to
learning experiences and go on to another
design or new project. Sometimes I will build
something just to test out an idea which I hope
will one day be incorporated into a project.
• Think about how and where you will store your
creations, and organize things so they are easy to find.
• Repair things before putting them away. Who wants
to have to try to remember the issues with a broken prop
when it is time to use it once again?
• Use screws instead of glue when using PVC to aid in
disassembly (Figure 9).
• Use plastic storage bins to keep things dry and
organized. Label them so items are easy to locate and
I am Fresh Out of Ideas. Do You
My primary motivation for this article was to have these
tips assembled in a single, easily referenced place and allow
us all to be more efficient builders. Equally important is that
I hope that after reading this, you will be encouraged to
participate in building our community!
I have started a forum thread on this specific topic and
would like you to take a minute and add a tip or two that
you feel would benefit other builders. Let’s come together
by making connections and sharing our knowledge. You
can find the thread at http://tinyurl.com/j8txr4e.
May the urge to build be with you! SV
Figure 9. Plenty of adjustment available when
Figure 8. You’ll find plenty of uses for an airbrush.
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