Radiant Cross Tool List
Tool and supply list for Radiant Crosses
Use this list to ensure you have all the right tools and gear to build the Salvation Cross before you get the plans.
- Drill Cordless is nice. This one is a great value.
- Drill bit, ⅛ inch A metal drill index is a valuable addition to your arsenal. This one is compact, sturdy, and it can be used to gauge what size hole is needed for any screw by removing the bit and inserting the screw in the opening.
- Table saw I don't own a SawStop, but I highly recommend them!
- Bevel Gauge For marking angles accurately
- Combination square, 6-inch A compact and versatile tool, I keep a combination square in my apron at all times.
- Clamps, Bar you'll need two of these to attach the ray sections.
- Pinch Dogs Great way to clamp odd shapes
- Protractor To find those angles the old school way
- Pencil These are #3 pencils. The harder lead stays sharper longer.
- Sandpaper 3M Variety pack is the best way to get started.
- Tape measure This 16' tape measure is a joy to use. It's the perfect size and weight for me.
Hold-down clamps For finger safety on the table saw sled jigs
Shop rags These + water make cleanup easy
Water bowl You'll want to keep a fresh bowl of water handy during glue-up
- Wood Any wood will do, hardwoods work best.
- Wood glue Tightbond is my glue of choice.
- Wood Glue bottle The GluBot is an amazing glue dispenser. Its multiple tips give you a lot of control so you can evenly distribute the right amount of glue for the job.
- Dust mask Save your lungs.
- Miter gauge or sled These are for making cross-cuts on the table saw.
- Push stick Keep those digits safe!
- Safety glasses To protect those peepers!
NICE TO HAVE
- Drum Sander The most time-saving tool in my shop!
- Orbital sander I held off buying this for too long. Game-changing sander!
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