Small Workstation Bench

A very informative blog about building an RV8 had a top idea … a small workstation on castors so you can mount power tools such as a bandsaw, grinder etc and be able to position…


Pneumatic Air Lines

Most Air Tools are designed to run at about 90 PSI. However it’s likely that the Rivet Gun will need to be backed off to about 40-50 PSI so as not to be too fierce….


Compressor

The choice of compressor took a lot of research. Basically you need to decide the maximum flow rate you might need, and then the size of tank. But to do this you also have to…


Tools

Collected a DRDT 2 Dimpler from Aircraft Spruce whilst I was in Los Angeles on a work trip. Just fitted in a large suitcase, but is a monster and weighed a lot! Good job I…


Workbenches

From early advice gleaned from various sources it became quickly obvious that you can never have enough work surface and storage, so I knuckled down and built 3 workbenches. These are based on the EAA Chapter…


Workshop Preparation

Workshop preparations continue. After moving to Shropshire in August 2016 the last 8 months have been spent turning a cowshed into a suitable workshop. This has involved: Concreting the floor Fitting extractor fan for a…


LAA Metalwork Course

Tim & I attended the LAA Metalwork course. Very useful indeed, a great way to see if putting in all those rivets might just be possible ….. ! Now proud owners of a tool box…