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  1. I've been reading Ship Modeling Simplified and I decided to get a more modest kit to start with. I've also been putting together a tool wish list and like JimJ mentioned, I'll be getting a X-acto knife set and a razor saw set. Plus a couple other tools that seem useful like some small clamps.
  2. Thanks for the welcome. That applies to me too.
  3. I saw an ad for a Dumas 1949 19ft CHRIS-CRAFT Racing Runabout boat kit in a catalog I get as a woodworker and I decided I want to built it. I came here to research my project. I read the New to Shipbuilding thread to get an idea of the hurdles. I looked through a build thread for the runabout and it mentioned a book called Mahogany in Scale; I bought the book to become familiar with the process. As a woodworker I’m also trying to determine the smaller tools that I’ll need. I’ve been looking through a Micro Mark catalog trying to decide what tools might be useful. I’d appreciate any recommendations. I’m in Minnesota, US and I’m looking into my next winter project. I think the boat kit is something I can do (but it will probably take longer than I think).

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