This is a blurry circular saw. Don't worry, it still cuts in focus. The blade spins counter clockwise, thus pushing the wood chips up into the dust guide. Take a close look and you'll see a hole just to the left of the number 2.

This belt sander will take a lot of material off a piece of wood. be careful not to gouge the out the wood. Belt sanders will leave small lines if you're not very careful. 11t1.jpg

 As seen on TV! The RotoZip. Yup, that tool you see on TV, late at night. The very kind folks at the RotoZip company sent us a few units to try out. Here, we're setting up to cut the circles for Anythig goes.

A router is an extremely versatile tool. It's another spinning tool requiring all long hair and loose clothing to be tied back/up... The motor housing sits in a frame that allows you to adjust the blade's depth via raising and lowering the motor. The frame has two handles. This one has a D handle that also contains a trigger switch. 1p3.jpg

How to use a scale ruler to add dimensions to a light plot. 


Here's the worksheet I created for the exercise.

Here's the paper version of the Scale Rulers. When you print these out, be sure you have the print output set to No Scaling. The pdf needs to print full size to be in the proper scale. I suggest you still check it with an actual ruler. Also, if you make copies, double check those as well. I've had copiers enlarge/reduce by just 1-3% and it knocks everything off.

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A quick how-to on using an architects' scale ruler and completing a Scale Ruler worksheet for my Drafting & Drawing and my Fundamentals class at CSU.

Reading and/or measuring with a scale ruler is a basic skill required for many involved with design and/or technical theater.
A copy of the worksheet and the paper version of the scale rulers are posted here.




Special Effects for the stage is a wide ranging area of stage magic. Making a light flash, and door swing open on its own, making "fire" on stage could all be considered special effects. Several articles here may also belong to other categories. Such as electrics, rigging, sound, etc...

Overview of general rigging items. Knots are under their own menu item.

Overview of general rigging items. Knots are under their own menu item.

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