December 23, 2017

More Tools

This Wen 10" band saw came with the stand and was the best value I could find at 235.00.  I ordered it through Home Depot.
I don't buy much from Harbor Freight but this buffer was 36.00 after the 20% discount.  I'll put the 3M Scotchbrite deburring wheels on it when I get them.  The stand was 25.00 and is sturdy and of good quality.

December 16, 2017

Rolling Work Bench

As I'm taking small steps towards finishing the workshop completely I find that at times I'm looking for something to do. This is what happens when you don't have a kit yet!  Using some left over paint and materials from the construction of the EAA work tables, I decided to build a 30" x 36" rolling work bench using the same build method. 

Materials from Home Depot
Ready to prime and paint

Painted with handles

Ready to stain and clear coat work surfaces

December 10, 2017

EAA Sport Air Workshop

I attended an EAA Sport Air "Sheet Metal Basics" workshop in Houston, TX this weekend. It was an eye opener. It's easy to plan and dream of building an airplane while your watching everyone else doing it! Then the reality of the work and skill's required hit me after my first few rivet's and mistakes!  There's no better place to start than the beginning!

The fun begin's here
Checking in
A great setup in the "Aviation Institute of Maintenance" at Hobby Airport
Fellow workshop attendee's working under the watchful eye of our
instructor, John Brecher
I couldn't agree more!
My completed airfoil project!