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Interested in building your own sex toys or kinky equipment? Here is a list of resources contributed by panelists and participants of “Home Depot in the Bedroom” at Arisia 2013.
Many of the resources listed are local to Boston, MA.
Home Depot – Hardware, fasteners, metal, wood, rope, tools.
Lowe’s – Hardware, fasteners, metal, wood, rope, tools.
Round’s Hardware (Stoneham, MA) – Fasteners including specialty items.
Marine Supply Stores – Find one near you. Rope, rope fastening & handling hardware.
McMaster-Carr – http://www.mcmaster.com/ – Online industrial supply. Basically everything, and the best stock search database around.
Grainger – http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/wwg/start.shtml – Online industrial supply.
Sugru – https://sugru.com/ – Air setting silicone putty that’s useful for just about everything. A great way to add soft and custom grips and join parts together.
Tandy Leather – Local store is in North Chelmsford, MA and much of the staff is BDSM-friendly.
Sewfisticated (Framingham, MA) apparently has good prices on leather.
Metal Source (Woburn, MA) sells metals including aluminum, brass, copper and stainless steel. http://www.metalsource.com/
Boulter Plywood (Somerville, MA) sells sheets of a variety of plywoods including marine grade, and will cut to order. http://www.boulterplywood.com/
Turner Steel – http://www.turnersteelcoinc.com/
Instructables – www.instructables.com
Online Metals – Good prices, good selection. http://www.onlinemetals.com/
The Toymaker Project – www.toymakerproject.com
Teasecraft (meetup for kinky makers every 3rd Friday at Artisan’s Asylum) – www.teasecraft.com
Passionate Produce (sex/kink-positive crowdfunding) – www.passionateproduce.com
The Better Built Bondage Book by Douglas Kent
Artisan’s Asylum (www.artisansasylum.com) especially for their woodworking/metalworking shops and casting/moldmaking classes
Reynold’s Advanced Materials (http://www.reynoldsam.com/) – 45 Electric Avenue, Brighton, MA 02135, (617) 208-0300
FetLife: BDSM Toys Craft Corner group (https://fetlife.com/groups/80)