Jon Matcho Posted May 6, 2004 Share Posted May 6, 2004 I'll break the ice with this new section... I bought plans in August 2003 after 10+ years of only dreaming about building a Rutan-based aircraft. I wanted a Berkut, but they went under and I'm sure I could never afford anyway. I wanted a Velocity, but I couldn't afford that either. I saw the Cozy, then took a stab at looking for Velocity Plans (silly me). So I bought the Cozy IV plans and haven't looked back. At the time of purchase it was good to talk to Nat, but I also noticed this site and the www.cozybuilders.org Web site, and many other builder's sites. It was this community that made me comfortable with moving forward, even without knowing "the plan" just yet, but knowing I could get some help from the group if I just asked. After many iterations and evolutions of deciding where to build (detached garage which wasn't built yet, or in basement) I have finally settled on establishing a "foothold" in 1/2 of my 2-car garage. I did do several projects towards "spousal appeasement" as well as towards building a detached garage (which I intend to get back to). Right now I am currently in the process of putting in 1-2 hours every night, trying to organize and filter through my grandfather's "inheritance"... I have all the brass bolts, files, drill bits, old tools, and odd parts I will ever need -- I'm going to build one hell of an epoxy box. I built a table early on, but had to deconstruct because, well... it "was of inferior quality" and sized too small. I now have a 3.8' x 8' conference table (from my business) I was hoping to use, but I found that it's slightly concave (1/8" in the middle), so I'm looking to build a 10' x 4' table as soon as I organize all those dang bolts and filter out the dead spiders. To section off the garage I am planning on hanging 6-mil plastic all around, to keep the majority of the dust from the other side. Ever see those plastic temperature barriers that section off warehouse areas from the outside/office area? I have materials for chapters 4-7 and could start on the floor if I really wanted, but I really do NOT think it is a good idea to begin building until you establish at least a basic workplace and perimeter. So there's me right now... how is everyone else doing with decision, planning, and building progress? Quote Jon Matcho Builder & Canard Zone Admin Now: Rebuilding Quickie Tri-Q200 N479E Next: Resume building a Cozy Mark IV Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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