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Larry Larson

Larry Larson
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You can read about Larry Larson’s RV-7A build "Lucy" at wirejockrv7a.blogspot.com.

Sikaflex Canopy Bond

Tips for making The Big Cut and bonding a canopy.
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Rivet Gun Punch

By Larry Larson.
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Fine Line Paint Masking

Masking curved lines can be an exercise in frustration. Most tape will not bend without forming a crease. Multiple strips don’t work because they leak or leave a jagged line. 3M Fine Line Masking Tape works great, but it’s pricey. Here’s a cheap solution. Harbor Freight sells a pack of 10 rolls of electrical tape […]
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Cleco Pads

I recently painted the glareshield section of the top forward fuselage skin before gluing the canopy. Lots of work was invested, and I didn’t want it scratched when inserting and removing Clecoes. Aircraft Spruce sells “No-Mar” Reusable Cleco Boots in packs of 25 for $10.70, but there are close to 200 holes just in the […]
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Padded C-Clamps

Often we have both hands busy holding a part and need two more hands to position a clamp and hold the wood pads in...

Oil Recycling

We all try our best to recycle and protect the environment. We haul waste oil to a recycle facility, pour fresh oil into our...

Paint Masking

We've all seen those commercials for painter's tape. They make masking look so easy, but it seems every time I use the stuff, it...

Riveting with Mirrors

Sometimes we have to drive rivets in blind spots like under a longeron or behind a bulkhead. This trick has helped me many times...

Modifying Tools

Building an airplane in the mountains has its downside. The nearest tool store is 45 miles away so, as they say, "necessity is the...

Home Brew Bucking Bars

I've run into situations many times where a bar with a hole for a die would be so handy. It can be used to...