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Bob Hadley

Bob Hadley
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Bob Hadley is the R&D manager for a California-based consumer products company. He holds a Sport Pilot certificate and a Light-Sport Repairman certificate with inspection authorization for his Jabiru J250-SP.

Chamfers and Tapers

The usual setup for my lathe is to have the compound slide set to 45 degrees and the tool post square to the spindle axis. While this setup is good for about 50 percent of the work I do—OD turning, facing, parting, grooving, boring, and 45-degree chamfering—it also means that for the other 50 percent, […]
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Brake Turn

My local airport, Corona Municipal in Southern California, sits in the Prodo Dam basin and is known to flood on occasion. Last February, heavy...

RV Quick Stick

I live in a pretty cool neighborhood, which happens to include a couple of locals who are building airplane projects in their garages. In the April 2016 issue of KITPLANES®, I introduced Phil Hooper. The subject of that column was a custom drill guide for Phil’s Velocity RG. This month’s subject is a quick-release system […]
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Temperature Sensor Restoration

Home Shop Machinist
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From left to right: A photographer’s loupe, two watchmaker’s loupes, and a folding pocket loupe.

Home Shop Machinist: Magnification

A typical day in the shop for me would be unusual if I didn’t use a magnifier at least once.

Home Shop Machinist

The jack hack.

Home Shop Machinist

Preservative fogger.
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Home Shop Machinist

Cold heading a Phillips.
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Home Shop Machinist

Exhausting options-a DIY muffler for a Pietenpol.

Home Shop Machinist

Magneto spark tester.

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Kit Stuff

Sling TSi

Four seats. Full fuel. Lets go!

What’s New: Garmin’s Bold Experimental Push

New equipment from Garmin’s Team X is tailored to the experimental builder’s budget.

Home Shop Machinist

Manifold destiny—3D printing a manifold.