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Old 11-27-2020, 08:43 PM
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It's impossible for a Sharpie to drop top end down. They always land on the point.

The points are apparently designed to break off and disappear when that happens. It must have taken a lot of development to achieve that result since it reliably happens every time.

Dave
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Old 11-28-2020, 10:05 AM
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Always keep a supply of those hard to get hourglass shaped rivets on hand!

Pay attention to areas of the drawing where no rivet is to be installed until later in the process.

Tors head screws (100 degree, not hardware store ones) are a lot easier to remove than buggering up a phillips head stainless!

Find a way to keep the cold air from the canopy guide area off your wife's neck!

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Old 11-28-2020, 01:35 PM
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It's impossible for a Sharpie to drop top end down. They always land on the point.
The points are apparently designed to break off and disappear when that happens. It must have taken a lot of development to achieve that result since it reliably happens every time.
Dave
The same with ball point pens. But, Only if the cartridge is full. Never happens after the ink is low.
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Old 01-03-2022, 10:42 AM
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Default How many licks?

"How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie roll tootsie pop?"
Or,
How many times do you have to drill into your fingers to find a simple solution.
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Old 01-03-2022, 10:45 AM
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"How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie roll tootsie pop?"Or,
How many times do you have to drill into your fingers to find a simple solution.
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Even when using a block, It's amazing how often the drill will find a "pre-drilled" hole and zip right through.
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Old 01-03-2022, 11:44 AM
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Default Wood block

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Even when using a block, It's amazing how often the drill will find a "pre-drilled" hole and zip right through.
It's a good idea, and it works, but...
I've built a lot of furniture. Wood has hard and soft areas. Drill bit may find a soft or hard area and wander off creating an oval hole. Bore a shallow hole in the block so the bit hits dead space when it exits. Still saves the fingers!
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Old 08-27-2022, 11:20 AM
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Default Tape to Eliminate Chips in Cracks

We put tape covering places where we don't what chips to land when drilling. In this pic, its covering the gap between the main spar step bar and the flange of the spar itself.

We hope this helps someone.

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Old 08-28-2022, 09:34 PM
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Default Tape over rear fuse J-Stringers

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We put tape covering places where we don't what chips to land when drilling. In this pic, its covering the gap between the main spar step bar and the flange of the spar itself.

We hope this helps someone.

Cheers!
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I did pretty much the same thing on the J-stringers in the rear fuse - once it's right side up and fitting top skins etc there is swarf / chips all over the place.
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Old 08-28-2022, 09:53 PM
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Default Even the best prevention measures can be thwarted.

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If you've hung something from the garage door opener track to paint it, don't open the garage door to air the place out.

Even if the paint has dried to the touch.

Sigh.....

Dave
If you have a tip up, left the tip up open and have removed the vice-grips on the garage door track, pray you have already ensured the canopy does not touch anywhere when you open the overhead door, and it automatically closes the canopy for you. It left a barely visible scuff where the door gently pushed on the canopy plexiglass until it fell on its own.

Think about the feeling when your back is turned and you hear that thunk sound.
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Old 08-29-2022, 09:42 PM
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Perfection is the enemy of good enough.
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