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    Arrrrrgh, post deleted....
    Last edited by rspears; 06-16-2015 at 09:46 AM.
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    Issue with wood structure is its more difficult to get it light AND every part share its design load-welded metal isn't that hard-------and in a plane the stress doesn't change evenly on all parts as the G load goes up-yep, everything effected by same G number but as you move inward from wingtip-------goes from nothing to times G, times G, times G,etc,etc,etc


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    The engine looks very nice! Are parts readily available, or getting hard to come by for those old birds?
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    Dang.. now I gotta go back and re-read the last several posts. After seeing that motor photo.. I just missed the rest!

    And Steve shared an project photo that anyone would be proud to have too!

    Good work guys! Now I'll get back to reading ( and trying to pay attention this time) but no promises, it's hard to consider blocking out the pickup roof when faced with a huge V8 like that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Navy7797 View Post
    1st attempt at body filler and block sanding. Still needs more sanding and filler but its a start.
    What filler are you using? When you need to cover a large area, I'd try U-pol flyweight. It sands easier than anything I've ever used. U-pol gold glaze is great too, and they can be mixed. If you're getting close enough to "straight", Evercoat superbuild or fiberfill sprayable filler/primer sand easily. With any luck you can sand it down until the first high area shows and quit. Then you're ready for the final primer ( epoxy, urethane, or evercoat slick sand). I've been using it on many of my large areas, like trunk lid and door sides.

    U-Pol UP0745 Flyweight Gold Lightweight Body Filler

    http://www.autobodytoolmart.com/u-po...0-p-17024.aspx

    Evercoat Super Build 4:1

    http://www.autobodytoolmart.com/ever...9-p-11007.aspx
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    Quote Originally Posted by stovens View Post
    For me wood is just an easier medium than metal, but I took wood shop classes in high school along with auto shop, and have done woodworking and carpentry for 30 years. Metal shop on the other hand I didn't take! If I am worried about a precise cut on wood, I simply cut a little long and then sand to where it needs to be. Welding I end up making a mess! I imagine on a plane regauadless of the medium your working in, precission is going to be vitaly important for structural integrity! I never meant to imply rebuilding a wooden plane was easy, nor do I believe did I say that, just commented that I prefer wood to metal.
    Hey Stovens I didn't mean my post to sound like I was referring to your post, That was just a statement about how I feel about the wood. Hope all is good ! I like metal to wood myself because when I machine a part it is what I cut with no swelling no hard grain lines and the tooling is so much more accurate or maybe I just like building hotrods more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stovens View Post
    One of the most challenging wood working projects I ever attempted was making a pencil post bed with 8 sided tapered vertical posts that had a floating mortis and tennon headboard. Thank god for good plans!
    Very interesting piece of furniture, doing the 8 sided is hard enough but with a tapper Wow ! Table saw with a jig of some sort ? You could build planes with that skill. Lots of thought and maybe some trial and error, thats how I make a lot of plane parts trial and error , all custom fit to the old fittings. The thing I hate is that once we figure out how to make a part we never have to make it again so its always a new cut, angle or different wood .
    If anybody is ever in the San Antonio area let me know and I'll give the grand tour of the shop and aircraft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daveS53 View Post
    What filler are you using? When you need to cover a large area, I'd try U-pol flyweight. It sands easier than anything I've ever used. U-pol gold glaze is great too, and they can be mixed. If you're getting close enough to "straight", Evercoat superbuild or fiberfill sprayable filler/primer sand easily. With any luck you can sand it down until the first high area shows and quit. Then you're ready for the final primer ( epoxy, urethane, or evercoat slick sand). I've been using it on many of my large areas, like trunk lid and door sides.

    U-Pol UP0745 Flyweight Gold Lightweight Body Filler

    U-Pol Liquid Gold Pourable Glazing Putty

    Evercoat Super Build 4:1

    Evercoat 709 Slick Sand Polyester Primer Surfacer - Gray
    Using 3m platinum body filler.

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    another pic of roof after more blocking and a reprime. The early pic of the filler was maybe a poor picture of what the end result was after the blocking and recessing some high spots. Theres no spot with more than 1/16 th of filler on it. I hate filler.


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    Very nice work Navy. I'm envious. I hate doing body work!
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    Your roof is turning out great!
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    Well this is the last pic for the next 10 days, my wife is dragging me off on a vacation. I told her we could spend it working on the truck ? My boss wasn't real happy either but that's life. Had to do a little machining on the hard ware but I have the rear disc installed.

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    Have a great vacation! The truck is looking great!
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    X2, have a great time while away. The truck will be there when you return.. and so will we!

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    Work on the truck has been very slow, the body work is kicking my butt I just can't seem to get the surface on the back of the cab to look smooth. Here's a couple pic's of the plane.


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