HS parts ready for primer

Hours Worked = 3.75

Got a lot done in the airplane factory tonight! First, I finished scuffing up the remaining ribs. My hands always end up looking I’m turning into the Tin Man scuffing.


After that, I got to try out the new counter sink that Cleaveland Tool sent me to replace the one that wasn’t working so hot. The new one did the trick! Nice clean smooth countersinks. I ended up using my Dewalt drill because it made much better countersinks than the air drill. The air drill seemed more prone to oval out the holes. The downside of the Dewalt is that it weighs a TON. I had to take frequent breaks, and my wrist has definitely had enough for the night.

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But now the fabrication is done for the horizontal stabilizer. All that’s left is priming and riveting.

4 thoughts on “HS parts ready for primer

  • March 23, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Wow! You have been getting so much in the last couple days. Probably nothing having to do with your wife being gone?

    Sawyer looked tired, maybe he actually got worn out at your parents.

  • March 24, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    Reddit’er here, lookin good! Excited to follow this as it goes.

    Watching the dog move around is the best part.

  • March 25, 2012 at 8:44 PM

    Thanks! It’s been fun so far. And I think I’m going to have to give Sawyer a middle name of “Velcro”.

  • October 5, 2018 at 5:14 PM

    I too own the old ni-cad Dewalt system. May have to spring for the lithium ion. (Considering what you’ve spent on the kit and the other tools maybe a good investment?)

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