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by terrulian
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Builders' Tips, Tools, and Tricks of the trade
Topic: The “Must haves” list
Replies: 54
Views: 813

Re: The “Must haves” list

Jaysen, great post. I like working on boats and cars but have avoided considering the economics of either. You can't start thinking that way if you want to be a sailor or a wrench monkey. [Oddly, I just looked that phrase up in the urban dictionary and it says that wrench monkey is a term limited to...
by terrulian
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Builders' Tips, Tools, and Tricks of the trade
Topic: The “Must haves” list
Replies: 54
Views: 813

Re: The “Must haves” list

There’s not actually any such shade.... Back in the day, it was decided that different nationalities’ racing cars would have specific colors (and the stripe would often denote the nationality of the driver). Red for Italy, white for the USA, silver for Germany, and green for Britain. What you consi...
by terrulian
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Builders' Tips, Tools, and Tricks of the trade
Topic: The “Must haves” list
Replies: 54
Views: 813

Re: The “Must haves” list

What year MG? I had a '69 B that I completely rebuilt myself...but no gloves or glasses. Sold it 13 years ago.
by terrulian
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: D5 Build
Replies: 142
Views: 5559

Re: D5 Build

Don't know what the blocks are but in any case, it is such a thrill to see your projects take shape, especially if they are boats.
by terrulian
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Builders' Tips, Tools, and Tricks of the trade
Topic: The “Must haves” list
Replies: 54
Views: 813

Re: The “Must haves” list

This reminds me of a guy I knew back in the early sixties, when drinking and driving was still, what, funny? He had rigged his windshield washer pump to feed a hose that came out under the dash, and then filled the reservoir with booze. At the touch of a button he could fill a cup, but if pulled ove...
by terrulian
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Builders' Tips, Tools, and Tricks of the trade
Topic: The “Must haves” list
Replies: 54
Views: 813

Re: The “Must haves” list

I'll also plug the full face respirator. I was surprised to find it much more comfortable than the 1/2 face one plus goggles. Even the great Cracker suffered from an allergic reaction to epoxy eventually.

Dust deputy is really great, too, only I didn't buy and install mine until after the build.
by terrulian
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: TW28 Luka
Replies: 234
Views: 37567

Re: TW28 Luka

Great post, thanks.
by terrulian
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Builders' Tips, Tools, and Tricks of the trade
Topic: The “Must haves” list
Replies: 54
Views: 813

Re: The “Must haves” list

I think many of us on this list, except for one notable contributor whose answer to every question is "rum," a very useful thing to have is the multi-tool. I'm sure you have the standard sanders but I would also recommend a long board. Other than those, and more important than the rest, is patience.
by terrulian
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Stitch and Glue Pedal Boat
Replies: 76
Views: 5688

Re: Stitch and Glue Pedal Boat

Great stuff. I see you have the steering gear sorted out.