Practice projects for newbies

Discussion in 'Workshop Tips and Secrets / Tools' started by Little Scrapper, Apr 27, 2018.

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  1. Apr 27, 2018 #1

    Little Scrapper

    Little Scrapper

    Little Scrapper

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    Yesterday I had my son Henry clean out my service truck which is way way overdue. He asked me about the drawers and racks and how they were made. It was fun explaining it to him.

    A few years back I built all new racks and shelves in my shop. The racks are all Oxy Acetylene welded and the drawers all made from .040" 6060 T6 from Aircraft Spruce. Channels and parts are 6061 sourced locally. All riveted. After the drawers were made I had some pretty good practice in on the sheet metal riveting gig. Welding of course was nothing new.

    I thought I'd share these photos as an example of something you can build using aircraft methods for those who have never done this but want to start on something other than the airplane they wish to build. Practice makes perfect.
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  2. Apr 28, 2018 #2

    Twodeaddogs

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    In the airline I work for, we carry oil cans in riveted boxes made exactly like this. Six 1 qt 2380 cans per box. Also, a few of the old sweats have riveted tool trays just like yours.
     

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