Originally Posted by aspeed
I think pretty much everything has been mentioned here, but I found pipe cleaners are pretty useful for getting clogs out of tanks and needle valves, and a wax/release agent for molds etc. And Q Tips for the field box to get the dirt out of the venturi from noseovers (ok crashes) I got a lot of stuff from garage sales. Scroll saws, band saws, drill presses( they keep getting cheaper so I get more all the time. $30, $10, and the last one was $5) and even a Taig lathe. I already had a Hardinge lathe but thought it would save a trip to the garage on a cold day.
Never done with tool ideas ,how about those thick foam that comes around some electronics . Most is no good for building airplanes and i get 2 inch thick sheets off of my job sites thats no good either but i do cut 12 inch long by around 8 inches and use it to stick all my screwdrivers and needle nose plyers in too. You can use a big paddle bit or just carve spots for a glue holder or any other small thing you want so you can see it on your work bench. Great tool for me cause i have a smaller piece for any screwdrivers iam using now and just stick them in it fast by my plane iam building so it dont end up on the floor or find that tool again fast. joe