Demonstrating a Pneumatic Flanging Tool on a Zenith CH-750 custom designed wing nose rib

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Comment by Paul Bonasera on August 20, 2022 at 12:42pm

I was wondering what nose rib you decided on??

Comment by Jesse Hartman on February 3, 2015 at 3:41pm

The plastic is actually UHMW, however is similar to HDPE.  If I were to make them again I would try Delrin,the UHMW is VERY easy to catch on the lathe tooling. 

Comment by Timothy Aanerud on February 3, 2015 at 3:26pm

The dies were made from High-density polyethylene.  A common household usage for HDPE is Cutting boards.   The dies were turned on a lathe by Jesse Hartmann who is also plans building a Zenith CH-750.  That's Jesse in the video.  I'm holding the camera.

Comment by Michael Chesney on February 3, 2015 at 6:15am

Are the flanging dies made from plastic? Did you do those yourself an a lathe?

Comment by Ron D Leclerc on October 10, 2014 at 1:02pm

Neat tool......

Comment by Ari Hulkkonen on September 30, 2014 at 12:48pm

The flanges seem to work just perfectly.  Very handy press too!

Comment by Jesse Hartman on May 19, 2014 at 4:08pm

AAAWWWWW thanks Timothy. 

Comment by Timothy Aanerud on May 18, 2014 at 10:52pm

Jesse is very handy. I don't think I would have gone plans only without him in the neighborhood.

Comment by Clint L Gosch on May 18, 2014 at 4:20pm
That's cool. Very slick!
Comment by Timothy Aanerud on May 18, 2014 at 10:15am

I don't know.  My fellow plans only builder Jesse Hartman made it.  He said he spent $30 for the pneumatic cylinder on ebay.  The rest was probably from purchased steel. 

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