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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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Gidday Cleat and another warm welcome from the Land Downunder.

I second Marks comments in post #2 re tools. I am a bit of a tool freak. As the old saying for fishing goes " Some lures are made to catch fishermen not fish", I think the same can be said for tools. A basic kit as suggested will get you started.

Wishing you all the best in your endeavours,

Mark.

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Thanks for the welcome. 

11 hours ago, pontiachedmark said:

I am a bit of a tool freak. As the old saying for fishing goes " Some lures are made to catch fishermen not fish", I think the same can be said for tools. A basic kit as suggested will get you started.

That applies to me too.  

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Welcome! As far as tools go, I've been building models for 60yrs and have gathered so many tools in that time that there are times when I can't even find them all (some day I'll get organized - hahahaha). But to cut to the chase, there are actually only a few that I use regularly. X-acto knives, a couple of small wood files, a lot of sandpaper, a razor saws and a whole lot of elbow grease, so don't get too wrapped up in tool purchases until you definately need a tool that isn't in your tool box.

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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.

 

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