I ran into these two familiar-looking guys in one of the display buildings at AirVenture, and had to stop and give you a big “thank you” personally. Back a couple of months ago, I was prepping for my A&P exam at a well-known mechanic’s school, and I was both surprised and pleased that most of the videos used in the classroom were short “Hints for Homebuilders” from EAA. Most of these featured brothers Bob and Dick Koehler, showing the techniques and knowledge they have obtained through years of homebuilding and working as mechanics and inspectors.
Fittingly enough, as I was thanking them, I had to add my congratulations–for I wasn’t the only one to express my appreciation today. Dick was coming from the Theater in the Woods, where Jack Pelton had presented him with the Chairman’s Award–well earned, and well-deserved!
If your hacksaw has been relegated to the bottom of your toolbox, chances are its because you don't know how to use it properly. Author Bob Fritz offers a primer on the subject that may make you think more highly of this underused tool. A discussion of cam construction and keyless chucks rounds out this installment.