Mike Johnson's Blog (3)

Wood Form Blocks

Instead of a photo journal for my build I decided to shoot some videos. I'm starting my project with the form blocks. I have never built with aluminum before so I figured this would be a great place to start. I can't figure out how to post the video instead of the link so here are the links.






Added by Mike Johnson on September 13, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

My uber small shop space

I like it when I can use the word "uber". It just sounds cool. Anyhow, the photo below shows my garage for the next year. It's small, I mean like real small. Breaks down like this.....

I once had a really cool house with a really nice sized garage, that was 6 months ago. The plan was to buy a new home so the house went for sale. It had an offer 5 days…


Added by Mike Johnson on May 13, 2013 at 9:09pm — 7 Comments

CH 701 start date 5-13-13 (Sheet metal brake)

Well, it's as good a time as any to start. The plans are still a blur but I should be able to get through the rudder. I'm scratch building but I can see where buying parts is a real advantage so I'm sure I'll be buying parts. Zenith prices are pretty cheap, all things considered. 

Building the sheet metal brake

Anyhow, I need to build a brake. I'm a self employed plumber so I made some time today…


Added by Mike Johnson on May 13, 2013 at 2:50pm — 3 Comments

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