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Old 01-30-2022, 10:44 AM
NinerBikes NinerBikes is offline
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Each rivet in that jar should represent a portion of a man hour of labor spent deburring, clecco'ing, and pulling rivets.

Then you'll know, approximately how many man hours are represented in that jar, building your plane productively.
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Old 01-30-2022, 03:26 PM
12vaitor 12vaitor is offline
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Location: Panama City, FL
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Originally Posted by N8DAV8R View Post
I have mine all saved up for some kind of resin encased small furniture project once the airplane is done. Before the airplane my big hobby was woodworking, mostly fine furniture. All that equipment is mothballed right now but once the -12 is done it comes back out for sure. I'm not really a fan of all the popular resin stuff these days, but I can live with it for this application. I haven't decided exactly what, maybe a small table for the hangar or a foot stool around the house. Good conversation piece.
You could use your wood working skills to make some wall art with the mandrels featured. Something along the line of routing some large numbers/letters for your N-number that can handle a bunch of mandrels as a fill-in material. You could use resin to hold them in place. If you rout the full depth of the board, you could also backlight the N-number for something really different.

I turned my next to last panel cut into wall art. 1/2" MDF painted black with 10 coats of clear ploy (wet sanded and polished), 1/2" AL U channel (polished and coated w/clear ploy) for the frame and rivets epoxied in place.

John Salak
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