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Bend It Like…A Pro

If you always wanted a custom exhaust for your homebuilt but were too afraid to ask, consider this alternative where you build the model and then send it in to the shop for professional fabrication. Author Bret Davenport found the Aircraft Exhaust four-into-one collector system for his Pitts S-1S more than satisfactory.

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Learning To Weld

Ken Scott finds that practice makes perfect (or pretty good) as he puts his newfound wire-feed welding skills to the task of replacing rotting wood hangar doors with sturdy, steel-frame ones.

Metal Magic

So you want to get into metal shaping?

Stressing Structure

Buckling of Panels.

2015 Engine Buyer’s Guide: Traditional and Conversion Engines

Choices have never been better or more plentiful. By Tom Wilson and Patrick Panzera.