Useful and essential tools

Tools

Whatever you use to cut the exact piece out, take your time and try to stay against the line and not veer to the inside of it. It won’t matter a great deal but is not desirable.  Smooth of the to the exact line using a gritboard and just abrasive cloth wrapped around a piece of wood.  I found the ideal tool as a well moulded plastic abrasive cloth holder that has a really effective clamping system. Any large hardware store should have such.  This is mine     

SANDER      I mainly use 80 Grit and something like 120 for finishing when cutting out these hull sections.

Important    Take a lot of care in cutting out the bulkheads, they are the very heart of the boat and need to be accurate if you are to achieve a symmetrical hull.  A large bandsaw will make the job a lot easier but is not essential.

JIGSAW   An electric jigsaw is going to make the job a lot easier, particularly cutouts in bulkheads. other wise any hand tool like a hacksaw, fret saw or similar will suffice. It is better to cut a bit oversize rather than undersized as you can adjust that with sanding boards etc.

Bob W tells us…  A Davids plane is excellent for trimming ply slowly and carefully. If can afford it a dremel is a must . After you have a dremel you will wonder how you did without!      VIDEO

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One comment on “Useful and essential tools

  1. A Davids plane is excellent for trimming ply slowly and carefully. If can afford it a dremel is a must . After you have a dremel you will wonder how you did without!

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