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.
In Tools and Workshop
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.
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.
Nicopress Swaging Tool
Brian Carpenter from Rainbow Aviation demonstrates the use of the Nicopress swaging tool.
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.
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.
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.