Tag Archives: Tools

Modeling Stand for the Ship Building

Modeling Stand

I made this Stand probably 10 years ago. It has gotten me through 3 builds.

Can Stand the Ship right on it
I can hold the Ship in different angles

All it is a piece of Fence Post with some 1.5″x1.5″ attached to it. Then I simply taped some Paper Towel around the ends. .. 🤔🙄🤭

Line Faking Tool / Making Coiled Rope

I made this Line Faking Tool by sticking a couple of pins in this piece of wood.

I then tie a Midshipman’s Knot on one end and slip it down one of the Pins and then carefully coil the line around the 2 pins.

After I get the line coiled, I dab some Transparent Wood Glue on it and let it get hard. After which I lift it off with a Flat Xacto Blade.

Rigging Hook

I bought this Rigging Hook from Micro-Mark. It came in a Set that included some other hooks that I’ve never used. This one is handy though…

Rigging Hook

It allows you hook String as you’re trying to Rig.

I also find that this in combination with Tweezers is very helpful.

Parallel Jaw Pliers

I bought these Parallel Jaw Pliers a while ago and really haven’t had to use it up until now.

These things work great for holding a Block while you still into it.

From Micro-Mark Catalog
Holding a Block

These Pliers hold like nothing else. Also they don’t let go easily… So you end up losing your Part like with ordinary Needle Nose Pliers.

DeadEye Spacing Tool

I just made this Spacer that you put between your Deadeyes so that they come out at the same distance on the Shrouds above the Deadeye on the Channels.

Anyway, it works out to being 20mm apart… So I gave it 21mm to give it some wiggle room and stretching space…

It’s made out of a Popsicle Stick.

Bottom View
Top View

The idea is to slip the pins on the bottom into the Deadeye and slide the one from the Shrouds on to the top one. Then take down the slack on the Shrouds and serve the end.