Forming Aircraft Plywood
Timm Bogenhagen from the EAA staff demonstrates how thin aircraft plywood can be soaked in hot water, then formed. This can be useful for aircraft that use plywood for the leading edge of the wing.
Wood Drill Alignment Jig
Timm Bogenhagen from the EAA staff shows how to build and use a simple alignment jig made from a wood block and steel bushing stock. The Jig is useful to align attachment straps when having to use a hand drill.
Wood Rib Construction Tips-Part 2
Dave Clark shares some hints on gluing up wood wing ribs. Dave and other members of Chapter 1311 are helping Paul Poberezny construct a replica of the Mechanix Illustrated Baby Ace.
Achieving a clean cut line without splintering can be a challenge when using a jigsaw. Timm Bogenhagen from the EAA staff gives a couple tips that can minimize wood splintering on your cut line.
Cutting Plywood Gussets
Timm Bogenhagen from the EAA staff shows you a simple yet speedy way to stack and cut many gusset pieces with one cut.
Bending Wood Capstrips
In this tip, Earl Luce demonstrates an easy method for prebending your wood capstrips. Earl is an EAA SportAir Workshop instructor and a volunteer EAA Technical Counselor.
Varnishing Holes in Wood with a Pipe Cleaner
Timm Bogenhagen from EAA staff demonstrates a technique to apply varnish inside bolt holes using a pipe cleaner.