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    Hi Hermank, surprising as it may seem for such a simple thing, it took a bit of getting my head around the idea. After having a lifetime of using clamps which worked the normal way, the brain is used to thinking that way, and it's difficult to break that thought. Didn't compute for a long time ๐Ÿ˜

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    As i mentionned before there are more intelligent engeneers as modelboat builders on this Forum. What ร  genious idea!!!!
    Congratulations
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    clever idea jbkiwi
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    Modified 90deg clothes hanger clamps for holding stringers in place

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    I made them but not at home...

    I made my favorite and well used tools when taking machine shop classes (part of my engineering design career to understand manufacturing processes) at a local school. The one vise, and assort blocks (I made more of these) are steel with ground surfaces. Made them over 50 years ago and use them almost every day, especially for model building.

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    Simple devise for marking the cutting line when removing excess ply after skinning.
    The peace of wood runs along the edge making contact with the chine and marking with the pencil the exact line to cut along
    (sorry the pics are a bit out of focus I wasn't intending publishing them)
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    To get small items square, I use a tin sheet plus a load of rectangular magnets, seem to do the trick....
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    Full sized carpentry tools are too big for some measuring of parts when checking for fit and measuring angles. A set square has 45deg and 90deg angles. A protractor gives various degrees but rather bulky around small parts.

    I use these small jigs and tools made up of wood scraps.
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    With all the experience out there, what is your favourite homemade tool you use during a build. I figure you more experienced builders have some great ideas that us novice folks could use.
    I think it will be a โ€œ holy $@&% why didnโ€™t I think of that โ€œ moment. So please share with a photo or two
    Thank youโ€ฆ
    Donโ€™t get stressed, CAUSE IT !



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