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.
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.
Nicopress Swaging Tool
Brian Carpenter from Rainbow Aviation demonstrates the use of the Nicopress swaging tool.
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.
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.
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.
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.