I booked it over to Toronto this afternoon to pick up a mint Kijiji’d Nikon D90 (first DSLR! so expect better pics here… eventually), with my brother-from-the-very-same-mother, Dave White, riding shotgun. Dave White needed supplies to build a canvas stretcher for some oil painting he’s doing, so we stopped at Woolfit’s Art Enterprises Inc. on Queen West. This is a great store for makers…
Woolfitt’s is kinda hard to miss as you’re driving west on Queen just before Dufferin. Dorkbot Toronto happens out in this neighbourhood too in the basement of Interaccess over at Ossington and Queen.
Dave White considered ready-made stretchers and the unlikelihood of fitting the giant one he wanted into my car.
But they have all kinds of everything here…
including canvas by the foot…
and much-more-transportable unassembled frame material.
at which point I went wandering with my camera, always under the watchful eye of the security guard who couldn’t figure out why I was snapping pics.
Woolfitt’s has all the appeal of a Staples, but more…
and bigger quantities…
with that Queen West vibe. Did you know you can purchase Staedtler plastic eraser crumbs by the bag? Yeah, the stuff you whisk away off your work. Who out there can tell me how that would be typically used?
Hey Karl, I found this make-your-own-rubber-stamp material that is just begging to be milled via CNC.
Not cheap, but one-off custom stamps would be cool.
Apply some ink…
roll out the paper, and we’re in business.
Aaah, my old friend pour-on. Cheaper at Michael’s with a 50% off coupon. But more variety of size here. (and, yes, the Animeyes project will return from hibernation)
Not candy canes.
This black-core black foam board might mill pretty decently too.
Dave White pays Travis.
So long, guys.