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Video with Greg Hahn
A video supplement to Project Scratch Build feature on page 38 of the June 2012 issue.
Online exclusive video featuring must have tools for any scratch builder.

AMA Technical Director Greg Hahn share some of his favorite essential tools for his scratch building projects. A scale model that is built from from raw materials rather than building it from a commercial kit, is known as scratch-building. In this video Greg discusses the importance of having a good table, jig, sandpaper and cutting tools.

Share what tools you think are essential for any scratch builder in the comments below.

This video features the song "Music" by Rare Game, available under a Creative Commons' Attribution license.

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I think a good bandsaw or scroll saw is essential. Plus you need a table saw and miter saw. It helps you do the initial shaping for your project.

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Nice vid Greg. I use the same door method but on top of the door I place smooth un-textured drop ceiling panels, smooth side up, (Available at home depot) as the actual building surface. Straight pins or T-pins can be pressed into the tiles easily to hold parts in place. If the panels get cut or damaged you can easily replace them with a new one for a couple of bucks and have a new surface to build on again. If you want to glue them down to the door use a spray adhesive like Scotch brand 77 spray adhesive to secure them. - Randy

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