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)
This is an *awesome* list! I was just looking at building myself a roof basket for my truck (Yes, not kink related in the slightest), and those metal stock links are perfect!
I also make other things ;), but that wasn’t my first thought at seeing this list.
For exotic hardwoods, Anderson McQuaid http://www.andersonmcquaid.com/
If you need bulk fiberglass supplies, I have found US Composites best http://www.uscomposites.com/ Their bulk prices are a tenth what West Marine charge.
Friend Lumber out in Burlington has some Sapele (Brazilian Mahogany) 2x4s that are pretty good for large projects and not that pricey.
Hi all. I am looking to have a full head iron mask cast for my sub husband. Does anyone know of any kink friendly metal workers who can make cast iron masks.
That’s a great question. I don’t know off the top of my head, and this page doesn’t really get any traffic as a discussion forum, but I have a couple ideas of places to check.
If you’re in the greater Boston area:
– You could join the teasecraft-boston email list (https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/teasecraft-boston) or FetLife group (https://fetlife.com/groups/53282). This is the perfect type of question for that group of people!
– Artisan’s Asylum, a local makerspace, has an email list of crafts people who are available for commissioned projects. You could email firstname.lastname@example.org with what you want (as specifically as you can) and how much you’re willing to pay, and see if anyone there would be interested. The list isn’t BDSM-specific, but there are a lot of open-minded folks at the Asylum.
If you’re not in the Boston area, I’m afraid I don’t have as many ideas. You could try looking at FetLife.com groups and see if you can find something in your area, or something related to metalworking.
I hope this is helpful!
I may be able to help you make the mask your looking to make. I would need at least one casting from his face. (body double or alginate would work well. I would then sculpt the rest, and remold and make a positive after approved. Then I could cast it in iron at one of our pours. Thanks.