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Old 05-21-2014, 12:23 AM
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Default RV-8 Joe Gepner

Hi Guys,

Well, I started my RV adventure over again. Last September I purchased a second hand RV-7 tail kit and built the two stabs and the rudder. Things were going really well and I was having a lot of fun banging rivets.

Then I got crazy. I packed my family up and moved out to a 10 acre farm in the country. My plan was to fly something low and slow off my pasture so I sold my RV7 kit to someone here at work. Turns out landing at the farm was just too tight, so I ordered a brand new RV kit from Vans. This time though, I just couldn't resist the RV8.

Finally got the shop in order and all the tools unpacked last night. My new shop is much bigger which is nice, but the biggest improvement is the beer fridge...



Went to town on the vertical stab. Building my second one sure does seem easier than it was the first time around.



I'll try to post updates from time to time. My wife told me I should build more and blog less. Can't argue with the boss!
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Old 05-21-2014, 12:36 AM
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And a fine assortment of kiddo toys in said workshop! Glad you're back at it!
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Old 05-21-2014, 06:11 AM
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Congratulations AGAIN Joe! Best wishes on the build.....Nice shop
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Old 05-21-2014, 06:17 AM
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Wow, nice workshop !!!

I envy your available square feet !!!
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Old 05-21-2014, 07:49 AM
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Default That's really nice!

You even have lots of lighting and I'm sure H & AC - things we don't have in the hangars here! (We do have a beer fridg. though )

Way to go, Joe! Enjoy the process!
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Old 05-21-2014, 08:10 AM
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Given you have a "beer 'fridge" I guess my initial interpretation of Doug's front page title was not wrong ...

"Joe Gepner Sets the Shop Bar High!"
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:07 AM
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Very nice indeed. Welcome back to the sickness.
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:15 AM
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At least you guys don't have to sit here like I do and listen to him talk all day about how spacious and well-equipped his air-conditioned workshop is!

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Old 05-21-2014, 09:27 AM
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Uhm...to work for your employer Matt...I'd listen all day long.
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Old 05-21-2014, 08:12 PM
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Great shop Joe! Speaking of your pasture you say it's too tight. You have a lot of acreage could you clear a strip at least 1,200'?
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