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.
In Tools and Workshop
Band Saw Tabletop
Cutting very thin material on a bandsaw can be made easier and safer by incorporating this hint. Manager of EAA SportAir Workshops program Mark Forss shows how to create a new table surface to your bandsaw.
Nicopress Swaging Tool
Brian Carpenter from Rainbow Aviation demonstrates the use of the Nicopress swaging tool.
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.
Overview of 3-D Printing
EAA SportAir workshops manager Mark Forss provides a general overview of 3-D printing systems that are available for the homebuilder.
Safety Wire Twisters
EAA Technical Counselor and A&P/IA mechanic Dick Koehler shows the two more common safety wire pliers. One with reversible function and one without.
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.