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Tools and Workshop


2/1/2001 12:00:00 AM By Bob Waldmiller with Russ Erb (originally published in EAA Sport Aviation, February 2001)

Before the airplane parts arrive, before the tools begin to fill up your workshop, even before the big brown truck delivers the plans for your custom-built airplane, consider the ubiquitous workbench.

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Workshop Observations and Tips

6/1/1995 12:00:00 AM By Tony Bingelis (originally published in EAA Sport Aviation, June 1984)

Contrary to what your friends might believe, most homebuilts are not constructed at the airport but rather at home in the somewhat confined quarters of the family garage.

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Setting Up Shop

7/1/1990 12:00:00 AM By Tony Bingelis (originally published in EAA Sport Aviation, July 1990)

HOMEBUILTS have been built in spacious workshops, in one and two car garages, carports, basements, attics, front porches, in bedrooms and aboard merchant ships.

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How to Make a Wing Stand

12/1/1987 12:00:00 AM By Tony Bingelis (originally published in EAA Sport Aviation, December 1987)

Unless you are blessed with a very spacious workshop, you will find that your two newly assembled wings can take up far more space than you can spare . . . but that should come as no surprise.

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The Building Situation

By Budd Davisson (originally published in EAA AeroCrafter 6th Edition)

The importance of the right workshop and the right environment cannot be underestimated. Two to four years of your life are going to be spent in this environment and its effect on you can actually make or break the project.

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Tool Requirements

General Shop Tools for almost any project Read More
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