Misc Construction Tips


  • Get a lot of T pins and some ordinary sewing pins. These work great for holding plans and wax paper down without getting in the way
  • Keep your CA tips clean. When they get clogged, you have to use a pin to clean it out. This scratches the "CA proof" coating away and ruins the tip
  • Keep all of your scrap wood. This makes good spare parts in the event you need to fix or repair something at a later date.
  • Organize your work bench. Trying to find a pen or a pin while you've got CA curing is no fun!
  • Get a small set of clamps and a couple of the "springy" office clamps you might use to keep papers together. Both work great!
  • If you have an old 4" speaker, set it magnet side up on your bench. This makes keeping track of your T pins much easier.
  • If you can find some "Blueboard" (the kind you use to insulate a house), this makes an excellent building surface.
  • A sandbag of some sort lends a helping hand while trying to keep a stubborn piece of sheeting down
  • Get a Razor saw!!!!!!! X-acto makes three different varieties for less than $4 each. The saws are high in quality and worth their price ten times over!
  • Read and understand everything first!! Rushing through a seemingly easy step will get you in trouble every time!