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#1 the wiz Jul 15, 2006 02:45 AM

the best building tip you ever got
 
just out of curiosity. this question is open to 1 and all. "What's the best single building tip you ever got"?

#2 davidfee Jul 15, 2006 02:49 AM

"Sandpaper is your friend."

#3 eliworm Jul 15, 2006 04:26 AM

A balsa stripper.

#4 vintage1 Jul 15, 2006 04:54 AM

Permagrit.

#5 Kalim3ro Jul 15, 2006 05:46 AM

I'm with eliworm...
A balsa stripper!

#6 robbie Jul 15, 2006 06:27 AM

know when to walk away!

#7 coosbaylumber Jul 15, 2006 10:03 AM

Learn to adapt what you already have, like some sandpaper glued to a stick. Use the tools you have at hand, and get started, for it will take longer than anticipated.

Don't run out and buy what ever is written into the instructions, for it may delay the construction such that you loose interest and buy an (Ugh) ARF.

Wm.

#8 DougC Jul 15, 2006 10:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robbie
know when to walk away!

Ditto

#9 capncrunch Jul 15, 2006 10:51 AM

buy quality tools or buy twice.

#10 mhodgson Jul 15, 2006 11:57 AM

Look and measure twice, cut once.
Your best tools are your eyes.
A sharp blade is a good blade.
Take your time.
Read the instructions.
The right tool for the job.

#11 Sparky Paul Jul 15, 2006 12:13 PM

Don't wear sandals when working with an X-Acto knife.

#12 M Ashmore Jul 15, 2006 12:50 PM

When you nod off for the 3rd time at the bench, it's time for bed.

#13 JWFEATHER Jul 15, 2006 01:55 PM

Jwfeather
 
ARIAL5EZ "Z" BENDS WITH LARGGE STD PLIERS, 1- MAKE A 90 DEGREE BEND. 2 - PUT THE BENT SECTION "TIGHT" INTO THE PLIER JAWS. 3 - BEND THE WIRE AGAIN AT 90 DEGRESS TO THE LONG AXIS OF THE PUSHROD. 4- TWIST THE SECOND BEND BACK INTO LINE .

#14 ChuckA Jul 15, 2006 03:09 PM

Do it right the first time.

#15 the wiz Jul 15, 2006 10:55 PM

GREAT responses/advice so far. i think the award for the funniest has to go to JWFEATHER. i really love this hobby and the people that make up this forum are great. keep it up. i'd like to hear more. many thanks.


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