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I am trying to figure out the rivet hole placement for the diagonal L-angles on the side skins.The diagonal that is between the horizontal tail frames is well specified. However the placement of the…Continue
I am trying to form my firewall. I have made the form according to the plans. However it looks like the forming process is going to be a little different than that of forming the ribs.From what I…Continue
As I have continued on with building my plane and having the space, I wanted to make some more benches. These pictures were made last year. What makes these a little different than other benches is that I decided to make the benches modular. The tables are 4x4 in size instead of the usual 4x12 that is often made. I made a 4x12 when I first started building, but that one has been retired in favor of the 4x4 benches. Even if someone had more limited space, using 4x4 tables could make easier to…Continue
Below are a few simple tools I have made that others may find useful.
1. Wooden "gage" blocks- I have all sorts of bits of left over 2x4's. It has been useful to cut those into lengths such as 1",3/4", etc. If I need to elevate part above the table a little bit, I have a good selection of "calibrated" heights to work from. And as can be seen from the holes, they make good backer blocks for drilling. And for those last little bits of tweaking, door shims work quite…Continue
This is a tool that is often seen in a machine shop to measure angles. I have known about them for a while, but only recently acquired one.
Things I found useful about the protractor that will make it a regularly used tool for me.
1. The protractor can be locked down to a give angle.
2. There is a broad face on the arms to make it easier place against surfaces I am measuring..
3. It was very easy to see any gaps between the surfaces and the protractor…Continue