Drill Alignment Jig
Fred Stadler demonstrates use of a simple alignment jig designed by EAA's master craftsman Bauken Noack. Especially useful to ensure precise installation of a wing's drag/anti-drag wires.
In Tools and Workshop
Checking for Flat Workbench Top
A flat and level surface to build airplane components upon is a good initial step in the building process. Timm Bogenhagen from the EAA staff demonstrates how to use a piece of string to verify you have a flat work surface.
Easy Workbench Shim
Often times the leg of a workbench needs to be shimmed to ensure the surface is flat and level. Timm Bogenhagen from te EAA staff demonstrates the use of a pronged tee nut to make this process an easy task.
Bead Breaker for Tires
Dick Koehler demonstrates the use of an inexpensive tool used to break the seal between the rubber tire and wheel when changing tires.
Hand Drill Guide Jig
Drilling holes perpendicular to your work piece using a hand drill can be challenging. Timm Bogenhagen of the EAA staff shows a handy wood guide jig block to make perpendicular holes easy.
Foot Activated Clamp
Clamping small pieces of metal for drilling holes can be a challenge. Brady Lane from the EAA staff shows a clever clamping method to make the job efficient and accurate.
Threaded Rod Clamp
Long pipe clamps can be expensive. Timm Bogenhagen of the EAA staff shows a way to build an inexpensive threaded rod clamp. He also reviews some other types of clamps for gluing wood.