These are submissions to the 2018 and 2019 Marine Fabricators Conference Tools, Tips and Tricks contest.
The 2020 contest submission deadline is Dec. 10 at marine.ifai.com/marine-fabricators-conference/tools-tips-and-tricks/.
Prevent burning on stainless steel frames
Here is a simple and clean solution for keeping window materials from touching and burning stainless steel frames. Attach a narrow piece of felt or carpet backed with 3M™ VHB™ Tape (very high bond tape) to the frames. This will last for seven-plus years on frames that are in full sun or Florida-like conditions.
David Elliott, David’s Custom Trimmers
Device to store scissors, pencils and tools
This old dishwasher utensil rack has been repurposed to store scissors, pencils and other tools for day-to-day operations.
Joni Johnstone, Lakeside Marine Canvas
Sharpie eraser for patterning (2019 Third-place winner)
When patterning, everyone needs to erase a mark or adjust a line. You can easily erase a sharpie mark with a Goo Gone Pen. Works like a charm
and no more confusing lines when you’re back at the shop and trying to figure out which line or notation to use. Find it on Amazon or www.googone.com/on-the-go-pen.
Victoria Babylon, Canvas by Victoria