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.
Cutting Aircraft Plywood
UPDATED July 20, 2017: In this week's tip, Timm Bogenhagen of the EAA Staff shares a few ways to cut aircraft plywood. Timm is a Technical Counselor and builder of an Oshkosh award winning TEAM Minimax.
Erasing Wood Curl
Timm Bogenhagen from EAA staff demonstrates how to use an eraser to remove this fuzz without damaging, removing excess or splintering the wood.
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 Thin Wood with Paper Cutter
Timm Bogenhagen from the EAA staff demonstrates using a paper cutter to cut thin ply quick and accurately.
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.
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.