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Old 19 August 2004, 04:11 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Just ordered my 5/16 INCH CORNER PUNCH from micromark.com- thanks Fokker210! What do you all think of reselling tools, jigs, etc. that you won't need any more- or think you won't- after a certain stage of project construction?
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Old 19 August 2004, 06:05 AM   #22 (permalink)
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The Blue Max soundtrack is a must for shop music - really sets the mood ! As far as the "tidy" shop goes, the further you get into the project you will find that the clutter factor increases exponentially !
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Old 19 August 2004, 11:33 AM   #23 (permalink)
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OK, OK, in our hearts we would LOVE to have rotaries, but just in case you would rather fly more than spend your time in pre-flight and post-flight, check out:

http://www.hciaviation.com/prod-r220-b.shtml approx USD16,800


http://www.rotecradialengines.com approx USD$12,500

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Old 19 August 2004, 12:18 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I put my spar table next to a wall and installed shelving to hold the materials. Makes it real easy to store and move material.
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Old 19 August 2004, 12:21 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Same basic rib jig as everyone else. I used waxed paper to prevent the rib from sticking( blue masking tape)
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Old 19 August 2004, 12:26 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I rough cut the rib webs then used a pattern and a table router to finish. The stack of rib pieces was very uniform and only took a few hours to do all the rib webs. Be sure and trial fit the first pieces of each rib. any problems can be corrected before you mass produce all the pieces.
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Old 19 August 2004, 12:31 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Worldcruiser,
Nice looking shop - appears you have plenty of room !!
I currently have a 22' long spar table sitting diagonaly in a 20' garage - Doesn't leave room for much else! You have a great set-up - I'm jealous ! I hope to begin construction on a much larger shop this next Spring. Until then, I will just keep plugging away with sub-assemblies.
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Old 19 August 2004, 12:36 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Fortunately the wife doesn't know. I have it in the back of my hanger and most wives refuse to go into a hanger!!. I built the shop after looking at a shop the does antique aircraft restorations. The shop is about 15 by 48 with a 9 by 9 door in the side to allow removing big pieces.
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Old 19 August 2004, 03:33 PM   #29 (permalink)
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ok, i am starting to suffer from shop-size inadequacies...

WorldCruiser, I like your placement of materials over the spar table, easy to reach- and the router idea allows you to really finish those webs quickly!

Fokker210, your diagonal placement sounds a little similar to Achim's own experience, trying to work in his father's increasingly crowded electronics shop!

Keep 'em coming! I am going out into my ....small... shop to cut out my second main wing rib jig.

Ciao For Now!

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Old 19 August 2004, 04:27 PM   #30 (permalink)
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This pic should give you a good idea of how my workspace seems to be shrinking. I deviated from the normal spar jig by adding sides of 3" aluminum angle. This was done mainly to ensure squareness - I had heard some troubling stories about trying to find suitable wood sides that were completely square and straight and I knew this wouldn't require lots of sanding to get them that way. A little more expensive to go this route but very sturdy and very square !

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