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Ray & Anne's

Home-Built Tolman Alaskan Skiff

Begun: June 16, 2004

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Acquisition Guide

These Are a Few of My Favorite Tools

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Scrapers

I have lots of carbide scrapers and they are great for scraping off goo and smoothing the edges of fiberglass. They also smooth flat areas by scraping off raised grain.

Three kinds of carbide blades were acquired -- 1” triangular from Harbor Freight, a slightly convex 2.5” from Jamestown and a standard flat one from Home Depot.

Sanders



Saws

Thin is better -- I have cut all of the plywood parts out with the Makita cordless circular saw. It cuts long curved cuts and straight cuts. It is easy to use and can make accurate plunge cuts. The thin carbide blade cuts smoothly, and does not take a large kerf.

I finish inside cuts with a pull saw which is the perfect companion.

http://www.savvyhomeadvice.com/articles/pullsaw.htm



Level

Yes, you need a long and a short level, but the one pictured is better than average. It has an extra almost-level bubble (second from the left) that lets you know how much out of level you are;1/8” per ft. for instance. This is very useful for measuring the crown on a deck.

http://www.empirelevel.com/vialsvari.html

 

©2004 Ray Brown & Anne Thompson