Hands, Mind, and Heart

What started as a handful of passionate enthusiasts has developed into a major force—and a significant component—of the aircraft industry.

Tool Requirements

 General Shop Tools for almost any project

    • Combination square

    • Framing square

    • Level

    • Chalk line

    • Drill (portable hand drill)

    • Pliers

    • Socket set

    • Combination Wrenches

    • Ultility knife

Composite

    • Epoxy pumps

    • Postal scales

    • Fabric shears

    • Rotary "pizza" cutter

    • Rubber squeegees

    • Grooved rollers

    • Spring clamps

    • C clamps

    • Bar clamps

    • Sanding blocks

    • Respirator

    • Dremel Tool

    • Power sander

    • Band saw

Wood

    • Clothespins

    • Spring clamps-light duty (as many as possible!)

    • C clamps (2-3 inch as many as possible!)

    • Bar clamps

    • Razor saws (hobby shop)

    • Pruning sheer

    • Staple gun (light duty)

    • Braid tip drill bits

    • Chisel

    • Rasp

    • Sanding blocks & sandpaper

    • Disk/Beltsander

    • Drill press (benchtop)

    • Bandsaw

    • Tablesaw (Optional)

    • Router (optional)

    • Planer (optional)

    • Joiner (optional)

    • Air compressor (optional)

Metal

    • Rivet gun

    • Pneumatic drill

    • Air compressor

    • Bucking Bars

    • Clecos & pliers

    • Hand rivet squeezer

    • Dimple die sets

    • Rivet sets

    • Countersink gauge

    • Hand snips

    • Split point drill bits

    • Deburring tool

    • Rivet cutter

    • C Clamps

    • Rivet fence

    • Hand seamer

    • Pin punch

    • Files

Fabric

    • HVLP spray system

    • Iron

    • Brushes

    • Respirator

    • Pinking shears

    • Thermometer

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