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Old 12-05-2005, 11:32 PM   #31
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Hi Bob,

Ya, that's the newfangled version of the Miter Master with the protractor. Mine just has an angled plastic piece. Nice gadget!

It is better to break ground and head into the wind than to break wind and head into the ground.

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Old 12-05-2005, 11:58 PM   #32
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Everyone needs a stainless steel bone rasp. It kinda puts my rusty old wood rasp to shame!

Cordless drill is my must have tool.

I just saw the GP electric plane at Great Hobbies. That looks like a good thing for scratchies! I'm gonna get me one of them, unless someone tells me it's a bad thing!

This is a good thread, thanks everyone for the contributions!

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Old 12-06-2005, 07:55 AM   #33
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cordless drill

There is a new cordless drill out I say on the TV last night made I think by B and D which is for tight spaces. That looks like a plan.

If ya deadstick three times just stomp on it...It's an easier death!
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Old 12-06-2005, 10:35 AM   #34
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Good tools mentioned here .. a few suspicious from their absence.

Scroll saw for those inside cuts.

Razor saw for clean quick crosscuts of small stock

Soldering gun, silver solder, steel wool, bending jigs and dremel cutting wheels for anything piano wire related.

Taps and dies (especially 1/4 20 and 6/32)

Various sanding blocks, especially the long one.

Various straight edges and set angles

hands free electric pencil sharpener!

waxed paper and paper towel

Various clamps and jigs have already been mentioned except belt clamps and laminate clamps.

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Old 12-06-2005, 01:13 PM   #35
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a perfectly flat work surface (MDF with honeycomb underneath for rigidity - shellacked yearly) and LOTS of LIGHT. Smith Little Torch (mini acetelyne torch with 5 tips - excellent for silver soldering or welding/brazing). Party baloons filled with lead shot and bicycle inner tube sections filled with lead shot. Hobbico brand exacto blades (I agree they last longer). Decent stereo in the workroom!
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Old 12-06-2005, 02:43 PM   #36
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Hey Jim,

Look at his Waco, should inspire you to finish
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Old 12-06-2005, 07:12 PM   #37
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Absouloutly most useable gadget: Interweb

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Old 12-12-2010, 10:42 PM   #38
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Re: favourite gadget

Originally Posted by joey View Post
My most favourite tool for building, is the 2 jigs that I made using plans that someone here shared with me. The first one is the jig for building the fuselage straight and true, using clamps all the way down both sides, with lines drawn all the way down to measure off of. And the second one is the jig for building wings, using 1/4 aluminum rods, and clamps.these two tools have made me a better builder for sure. Im not perfect, but I am getting better with every build. I have includue the web site, hope it might help ,(Http://

If anyone is looking for Howard Sullivan's pages that Joey referenced has apparently moved.

If anyone is looking for Howard Sullivans Fuselage Jig page, it has apparently moved to:

his wing jig is at:

or the main page is at:
and those items are off of the "Construction" option in his left hand menu.
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Old 12-13-2010, 02:02 AM   #39
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Re: Most unusual or useful gadget/tool/jig

Holy smokes. This thread is 5 years old! Informative nonetheless.
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Old 12-13-2010, 04:05 AM   #40
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Re: Most unusual or useful gadget/tool/jig

ah so! let us bring it back to life!

the best tool i have had is a chunk of mdf for sanding (thanks Dale )
use weldbond to glue the paper to the board ! file the edges and you have a nice sanding tool
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