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.
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.
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.
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.
Using the proper tool for the application is important. EAA Technical Counselor and A&P mechanic Bob Koehler discusses the different types of common phillips screwdrivers and the importance of using the right one.