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Stew
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Favourite tools

Post by Stew » 11 Jan 2019, 13:02

Simple question.
What model building tool do you love the most/couldn't manage without, and why?

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Sundancer
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Re: Favourite tools

Post by Sundancer » 11 Jan 2019, 13:59

1. My Dremel
2. My home made fuselage jig
3. My home made slotting saws (worn junior hacksaw blades - 1 = 1/32" , 2x = 1/16", 3x = 3/32", 4x = 1/8")
4. A little tool which grabs screw or bolt heads in retractable "claws" and allows positioning and initial tightening in otherwise impossible locations. Can't remember where it came from 40+ years ago.
5. Swann Morton No. 10A blades and handles
6. A4, A3 and A2 size cutting mats

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Wayne_H
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Re: Favourite tools

Post by Wayne_H » 12 Jan 2019, 06:25

An air conditioner :shock: :lol: :lol:
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The 15 Min epoxy was like water & I did feel rather 'warm'.....
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Wayne
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Martin
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Re: Favourite tools

Post by Martin » 12 Jan 2019, 11:55

  • Flat building board (I use an vintage wooden drafting table, removed from its frame).
  • I like to use a #3 scalpel handle with Swann-Morton #11 scalpel blades, but I do need to be careful when using excess force as they tend to break and ping across the room - possibly embedding themselves in something unfortunate such as my eye.
  • Dressmaking pins.
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Sundancer
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Re: Favourite tools

Post by Sundancer » 12 Jan 2019, 13:07

That's why I use Swann Morton 10A blades (not to be confused with the No. 10, which is curved) Martin - a bit more robust than the No 11.

jackdaw
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Re: Favourite tools

Post by jackdaw » 12 Jan 2019, 14:07

I remember the Swann Morton blades. But, where I live now the nice young men in the white coats wont let me have anything sharp! ;) :D

More seriously, I concur with Sundancer plus I occasionally use the heavier Swann Morton autopsy handles and blades or a Stanley knife.

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iflylilplanes
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Re: Favourite tools

Post by iflylilplanes » 14 Jan 2019, 01:25

No:11 Exacto blades and a Zona knife handle (the one that tightens from the other end), so much you can do with them. Been using them since the late 1960's, tried others, always come back to the No:11 blades, found an Ebay seller, 100 original Exacto blades for around $6 AU (delivered).
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Re: Favourite tools

Post by Colonel Blink » 14 Jan 2019, 12:32

My Permagrit sanding block - I never ever could sand a surface flat before I forked out for one of these! Now I have at least an evens chance.......

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