Tools 1: The basic toolkit

Quality tools will last you a lifetime. It is worth investing a little extra up front to get the best you can afford, because you will find that they outlast inferior versions and end up cheaper in the long run.

Building up your toolkit is something you will do continually over the lifespan of your hobby, but there are a few essentials you will need to start with.

  • Hobby knife
  • Steel ruler
  • Cutting board

A good self-healing cutting board can be picked up from any art and craft store, as can the knife and ruler. Remember though, sharp things cut and hot things burn, so always be careful with tools.

The next few items on your list should be:

  • Saw
  • Tweezers
  • Sandpaper and sanding block
  • Large Paintbrushes
  • Set square

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