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.
Another gem plucked from the A.S.&S. mirabilia. The shape and size of a hen egg, this opaque stone (or matte-finished glass - we're not sure which) is interesting in itself. Touched with a red penlight in a dark room, the entire egg becomes a brilliant ruby color. Blue light/blue egg, etc. Fun and fascinating, and with a little sleight of hand, a sure way to convince the plebeians that you have some mysterious metaphysical power.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
This translucent, and nearly transparent, corrugated plastic tubing is the sort used in inhalation therapy applications, but you'll think of something else, we're sure. Our each is a section 30" long x 7/8" with a 13/16" ID.
The planets. You can own them. These wood balls with holes drilled in
them (but not through them) were meant to be planets and moons for a
solar system model. Do it yourself. You and your kids will learn a lot
more than if you bought a kit that does all the thinking for you. Some
balls are painted bright colors, some are varnished natural wood. Most
have at least one 1/4" hole, some have smaller holes. They could also
be joints and/or finials for some kind of dowel construction. Nothing to
stop you from drilling new holes for a truly custom project.
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