The “Must haves” list

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Re: The “Must haves” list

Post by fallguy1000 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:53 pm

Netpackrat wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:58 pm
fallguy1000 wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:33 pm
sandpaper (like 1000 sheets of 60 grit so far)
Yah but not everybody is building the Queen Mary. :lol:
Honestly, I am over 1000 I'd say :<


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Re: The “Must haves” list

Post by The Chironex » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:31 am

Haha... oh the sanding... rum, beer and a ton of sand paper. Simple enough :lol:

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Re: The “Must haves” list

Post by Netpackrat » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:48 am

narfi wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:37 pm
3M worktunes bluetooth ear muffs and a subscription to audible for all your hours of sanding
Inlaws got me a set of those for Christmas a couple years ago, they have never been out of the box. Not allowed to use them at work, and I keep forgetting they are there when I am working in the garage.

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Re: The “Must haves” list

Post by piperdown » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:30 am

In addition to what others have said:
Hand planer
Rasp
Ended up using a power planer but still use my hand plane
3 1/2" makita trim saw. Used that for the majority of cutting the ply panels

Hand plane makes fast work on epoxy globs and doesn't require a mask. Just shaves it right down.
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Re: The “Must haves” list

Post by jtdums » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:01 am

Plastic cups. Lots of them.

I mix epoxy by volume, so I like the clear 18oz good quality.(Keg cups)
Even for mixing small batches of epoxy it is nice to have a bit extra room to stir and the tongue depressors reach the bottom.

I also add filler to epoxy in these cups since they are large enough and I keep my batches reasonably sized to avoid excess waste.
Sanding is cathartic...

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Re: The “Must haves” list

Post by cape man » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:02 am

Lots of clamps!
Plastic spoons for mixing and the small toddler spoons are great for making filets.
Dremmel tool for tight work
Drop cloth or plastic sheeting to protect areas from epoxy drips
GOOD painter's tape
I also use plastic cups for mixing.
A small diet scale for mixing by weight (Quick Fair).
LOTS of foam rollers and chip brushes.
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Re: The “Must haves” list

Post by The Chironex » Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:43 pm

Well good news is I have most of the stuff you’ve all mentioned. I do appreciate all of your input! :)

So stoked to get this show on the road!

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Post by Capt UB » Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:55 pm

Stanley Sure Form planes
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Re: The “Must haves” list

Post by piperdown » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:50 pm

Here's a small belt sander I picked up and it works great for smoothing out fillets and inside corner work.

https://www.harborfreight.com/power-too ... 62863.html
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Re: The “Must haves” list

Post by OrangeQuest » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:19 pm

One is the best tools you can have when it comes to boat building is patience. You can never have enough and when it comes to epoxy, sanding, painting, fairing or just reading the plans you are always going to need more than you have! And when you need it the most you will almost always run out, so keep plenty on hand.
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