Sheet Metal Snips
Cutting sheet metal can be made easy when using the properly designed snips for the application. Tracy Buttles from the EAA staff demonstrates how to use various types of handheld sheet metal snips.
In Sheet Metal
Rivet Gauge for Shop Head
EAA Technical Counselor and A&P/IA mechanic Bob Koehler demonstrates how to make a guage to measure the shop head of a rivet to ensure it has been properly set.
Use of the Whitney Punch
A Whitney punch is a great way to make perfectly round holes thru sheet metal. EAA Technical Counselor and A&P/IA mechanic Bob Koehler demonstrates the use of this useful tool.
Flush Riveting with Hand Squeezer
EAA Technical Counselors and A&P/IA mechanics Dick and Bob Koehler demonstrate the use of a hand squeezer to dimple aluminum and then flush rivet two aluminum pieces together.
Pressure Testing Fuel Tank
Testing newly fabricated fuel tanks for leaks is always a good idea prior to flight. Tim Hoversten from the EAA staff demonstrates a simple technique to pressure test a welded aluminum fuel tank.
Identifying Good vs. Bad Rivets
EAA Technical Counselors and A&P/IA mechanics Dick and Bob Koehler show samples of properly and improperly installed rivets. They review why and gives tips to follow for proper installation.
Flush Riveting with C-Frame
EAA Technical Counselors and A&P/IA mechanics Dick and Bob Koehler demonstrate the use of a C-frame to flush rivet two pieces of aluminum together.