Tools of the trade For pliers I used the ones with a large flat nose like ones used by electricians. Worked well for me. A big bag of the, I think, 10 oz plastic cups from the grocery store as suggested also worked for all my mixing. So far I have not mixed more than 6 oz at a time, even for the saturation or fill coats, and the cups held enough. I find that I have sometimes mixed more epoxy than needed so there was waste. You will see on the Coho build posting an example of using small plastic bottles and syringes to mix small amounts, a useful thing to know. The carbide scraper is handy, but I also bought a set of Shefield hard steel cabinet scrapers from Woodcraft. Three different sizes. I find them the most useful and have not dulled yet. And when you get ready to smooth out bigger gobs, a flat file with the end taped is a good tool. You won't find a better place for info and help than this site. Good luck and have fun.