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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.

Rivet Gun Punch

By Larry Larson.

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...

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...

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...

In Case You Missed it

The Home Machinist

What do you do if you want to cut a longer-than-usual taper? Well, first you'll need to create a simple tool from some round stock that will provide target zones for your dial indicator, and then you may need to buy some more tools-what a shame! Home Machinist Bob Fritz takes you through the process. Hint: Choosing the right Morse Taper is critical.

Completions

Builders share their successes.

Letters

Turbo-Compound & More There was a turbocharger for motorcycles that had a variable-stator...

Kit Stuff

Drawing on experience; by cartoonist Robrucha.