I just bought this item in order to hold all these Bitts as I’m making them. I absolutely love it!
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Desk Mounted Magnifying Glass
You’ll want some kind of Desk Mounted Magnifying Glass with a Light for this kind of work.
LANCOSC 2-in-1 Magnifying Glass with Light and Stand
Something like this Light would be good…
I have these two Squares. Especially handy for cutting exactly right on a Board or Plank.
I bought these at Michaels for $7.99 / Pack.
Artist Loft is the Brand. They aren’t bad quality either for what I need them for.
When applying Contact Cement, my favorite Brushes are these Flat ones…
You have to dispose of these Brushes after every use because they become hard.
I also use a Variety of Higher Quality Artist Brushes for Detail Work.
You need the smaller Brushes to apply Acrylic Paint on the Wood. 🙄🤔
Save Your Sawdust
I save my Sawdust for later use. It’s great as Putty with some CA Glue.
Sawdust and CA Glue does a great job of filling in Gaps so the lighter wood underneath doesn’t show. 🤔🙄
Some Gaps in the Bow I filled in. .. 🤔🙄
DAP Plastic Wood
I had a couple of spots that I needed to use this DAP Plastic Wood as Wood Putty.
Check out the Hyperlink for a link to DAP.
I used it on my Bow at the very bottom where the fairing needed straightening out.
And on the Stern for a couple of Spots…
The idea is to use as little Putty as possible. Which is why I bought the 3oz Tube. It tends to dry out if you leave it for too long. 🤔🙄
Wooden Stand ..
I threw out the old Cardboard Shoe Box that I was using. ..
I built this simple Wooden Stand around 3 or 4 Ships ago… . 🤔🙄
Superglue or CA Glue
That’s the Applicator on the right to get into tight spaces.
Superglue is great for certain applications.
I use it for small parts. Contrary to Planking, which I use Titebond Translucent Wood Glue.
You can also use Superglue when you’re desperate to attach a couple of pieces together in a hurry.
Just don’t get it on your fingertips. If you do, use Acetone to remove it.
Making some Wood Putty by mixing Saw Dust and White Glue.