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I should know something by this afternoon as far as price the material just came in yesterday...There are four in a complete set 2" 2.5" 3.75" and 4.5" 


I know this is common to a lot of people but for scratch building it is a huge time saver! Any part that requires 4 or more pieces i cut a plywood template and router the peices out...Bosch pt# 85285MC Is a very inexpensive cutter that does a great job on material up to .063....any thicker i use Bosch pt# 85268MC

A standard 6-flute deburring bit with a 1/4 x 28 thread will snugly fit insite a female hex socket. You can either JB Weld the bit directly into an inexpensive power screwdriver OR (to keep from having to toss the screwrdriver when the bit gets dull!) if you can find a "hex bit extension" (commonly included with inexpensive tool sets like you buy at Sam's club), you can epoxy the bit into the extension and be able to remove it from the driver and use the driver for other things.! I happened to have 2 or 3 of the hex bit extensions, so I figure when the bit gets dull, I can just make up another one with a new extension and a new bit.


Works great and no wobble!




Anyone have plans for a Zenith Cruzer nose wheel puller so I don't have to buy one from Zenith.

Dr. Terry Hall

Wood skewers - Typical kitchen wood skewers are slightly smaller than the typical cleco. They are great for a quick fit up, and or to align holes when you dont need to cleco.

I have found a bunch of other uses for these including applying small amounts of sealant or lubricants,  wrapping duct tape on the end with sticky side out to pick up screws or nuts that fall into unreachable places, mixing epoxy, etc..

I seem to frequently find now uses for these in the hangar.


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