Shane Dennehey

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. 

ESSENTIAL

Power Tools

  • 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! 

Hand Tools

  • 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.

Supplies

  • 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.

Safety

 

NICE TO HAVE

Power Tools

  • 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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