Different methods require different tools. Though you will still be able to use some of the described above. My experience shows that a universal instrument doesn’t justify hopes, and it is more convenient to make a separate tool for every step (I am talking about work inside a bottle). The steps to be taken/made are the following:

  1. applying glue;
  2. stand assembly and gluing;
  3. a ssembly of the body;
  4. installing of the masts;
  5. pulling the threads through the holes;
  6. removing unnecessary threads.

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