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N804RV

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Here's a fun bench top tool I bought this year. a 3-in-1 brake/shear/slip roller from Grizzly.

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Its all about the details. Same when restoring an airplane. The last one I did. Been annualed 7 times since new. Put in storage by a Cessna dealer for many years. Taken out of storage and sold to a man and not long afterward he died. I bought it from his widow. That is the original glass.
Log books are 7 pages each since new. All aluminum as new.
I don't think there is a better one in the world. The reason its in a museum.
 

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I know someone with two of these. https://rotexpunch.com/
That’s proper sheet metal tooling, when you wear a tie tucked into the front of your shirt, and a tweed cap.
We had one in A&P school that just sat.
 

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I bought a 6x8 1/4" top steel layout/welding table today... the guy delivered it for $600, I'm afraid to even shop casters hd enough for it. Pics tomorrow
 

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Needed to get the new table inside out of the weather today. ... I'll be cutting 6" out of the leg length tomorrow.. good table for the money....pretty sure I couldn't buy the material and labor for what I paid.Screenshot_20220930-194237_Gallery.jpg
 

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That is a very old little punch press. I used to have to keep an old one working that was used by Studebaker in 1929 by a company data plate.
You tighten up the main bearings by driving a steel wedge over the bearing cap with a large hammer That press is about WW-2.
 

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I bought a 6x8 1/4" top steel layout/welding table today... the guy delivered it for $600, I'm afraid to even shop casters hd enough for it. Pics tomorrow
I priced a 4'x8' sheel of 11 guage ( 1/8") a couple weeks ago at the local steel supply company. $120.
The seller didn't make much of anything for his work.
 

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The bride and I switched to a plug in hybrid and an ev recently, so no truck or ability to pull a trailer. He bought it second hand and no longer needed it, sold it to me and delivered it same day so an excellent value by my reckoning. The real bennie here is me not needing to spend time building it.
 

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I was thinking about work stations and islands for working. Why not bolt two toolbox’s back to back? 45”-72” boxes. Thought about it walking around Harbor Freight looking at boxes, like I always do. A center of shop work spot would be really nice assuming there is space. Drawers on both sides. Super stable with 8 wheels. I’m flush with toolboxes just for holding tools, but for tables, hmmm. Can’t have too many, just have to justify it.
 

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Daughter and son in law used to have a 1948 Cessna 170 that was converted to a 150 hp Franklin engine. Engine went bad and needed a MOH and we converted it back to a Cont- 0-300. Did a new W&B and it lost 85 lbs. Flew better in all ways. Made a good airplane out of it.
The Franklin uses the same prop as the Cont -0-300- A engine.
Daughter's first flight training was in the C-170.
 
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