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Re: Tools: First strip build - first question

I'll consider the foam longboard. I had been planning to make a wooden one.

I use self-adhesive sandpaper (60 or 80 grit) from a roll and a piece of foam insulation board. Nice and light, and cheap.
They have replaced my masonite or thin plywood longboards with the wood block handles.
But, the foam longboards from the autobody supply are probably better.

Have a stapler -- might buy a better one.

If you have a compressor in the shop, an air stapler is worth considering. I went through a few electric staplers before I got the air stapler, which is a lot more solidly made and easier to clean. WARNING! The 'name brand' staples I've gotten recently have been thinner and easier to break (on removal) than the ones from the old boxes I had around for years, so do some experiments with your strips and mold material to get the optimum combination of penetration (staple length and driving pressure) and mold material.

One tool I'm pondering is the side rabbet plane. Essential, highly recommended, or just nice to have?

For me, none of the above. What do you plan to use it for?

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