Wood Rib Construction Tips-Part 1
Dave Clark shares some tips on building wood wing ribs. Dave and other members of Chapter 1311 are helping Paul Poberezny construct a replica of the Mechanix Illustrated Baby Ace.
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.
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.
Cutting Thin Wood with Paper Cutter
Timm Bogenhagen from the EAA staff demonstrates using a paper cutter to cut thin ply quick and accurately.
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.
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.
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.