We think of these as industrial worry beads, but they're really 5/16" dia (8mm) steel ball bearings, ready to be put to whatever ball-bearing uses you might have. Our each is a pack of (50), which should cover a lot of worries, and whatever else you can come up with.
A good dowel is always a good buy, and we’ve got some good dowels at
great prices! These wood dowels come a variety of Asian hardwoods
including Sesendok, Geronggang and Yellow Merantis. They are a very nice
blonde color and moderately heavy. The dowels are strong, stainable,
and warp–resistant. All are 12” long; a package is (10) 1/4” dia or (5)
1/2” dia dowels.
A neat bag-o-wood, suitable for model-making, art projects and hobbies of all sorts. The balsa bag weighs almost 3/4 of a pound, and is a random assortment of balsa that may range from 1/8" square strips to a 5" long x 2" square hunk, and lots in between. The basswood may have half a dozen 5" long x 2" square pieces, 8" x 3" sheets, and a whole bunch of 1/16" to 1/8" strips. Whatever the variety of sizes, either bag will total approx 72 cubic inches in all, which is more than it sounds like.
Small pieces of very thin plywood for your craft and model-making needs. You get 18 cubic inches, which will translate into multiple sheets of 3-ply poplar, birch or similar wood at 1/8 to 3/16" thicknesses in random shapes. Our sample was (6) sheets, 6" long x 2" to 3" wide, some at 1/8" and some at 3/16". Perfect for custom-made dollhouse doors!
The uses are endless, endless we tell you, for these little 3-3/4" x 4" x 3/4" hunks of dark-gray/black open cell foam. They have a peel-off self-adhesive back so you can use them to pad pretty much anything, or make custom cases for electronics and tools. Or buy a really big bunch and make your room soundproof so you can listen to your Rush albums in peace for a change.
You almost certainly have an unmet need for 9-3/4” long x 15/16” OD black closed cell foam with a 1/4” bore in the middle. Big fat soda straws? No? How about handles for all your homemade tools? Slit them and make car-door guards? Pad your own coat hangers? Slice ’em up for washers or custom furniture pads? Probably best just to buy a bunch and figure it out later.
These are dark gray, open-cell foam tubes, 5-3/8” long x 1-3/4” OD with a 3/4” ID bore. We wouldn’t presume to tell you what to do with these, which is, of course your business, and frankly, we’d be ashamed of ourselves for violating your privacy with a lot of questions. Forget we even mentioned it. Oh, OK, try broom-handle pads, or slice them open like hot dog buns and pad the edge of a table.
Nothing says crafts like genuine
Styrofoam™ balls-older than glue guns, more fun than a barrel of
sequins-and you can't have too many. Our handy assortment contains (4)
1", (2) 1.5" and (2) 2" balls which sounds like a do-it-yourself solar
system if you ask me.
Natural cork, right from those strange trees, in perfect rings. We're
thinking pads, gaskets, bumpers, arts and crafts projects, insulators,
or all-natural, metal-detector-safe jewelry. You pick from 2" OD x 1" ID
rings that are 1/4" or 3/8" thick; or 3" OD x 2" ID rings that are 1/4"
or 3/8" thick. Note that the Thins (below) are 1/4" thick, and the
Thicks (below) are 3/8" thick. Got that?
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