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Well I'm getting to the point where I'm going to start on my wings and center section spar. In checking my table out, it has developed a sag in the middle. (I have casters at both ends.)


So it's table rebuild time.

This time I used the I-Joist method I've seen here from some of the other builder input. I bought 4 12 footers x 9.5 inches.

I also bought 4 more casters for a total of 8. There are now two four foot cabinets under the table with casters in the corners. That leaves me with no more than 4ft that is being spanned without support.


I replumbed it for my vacuum bagging setup as well as rewired. This time I made sure I had some room for my vacuum resevoir (a propane tank) INSIDE the cabinet vs. hanging off of an eye-bolt on the end.

All I have left to do is lay the formica and I'm back in business.


I checked it against a 1 x 4 x 144 piece of extruded aluminum last night and it is super straight!


The top of the work surface sits about 32 inches high which makes it pretty easy to reach accross.


Now, back to that canard!

T Mann - Loooong-EZ/20B Infinity R/G Chpts 18

Velocity/RG N951TM

Mann's Airplane Factory

We add rocket's to everything!

4, 5, 6, 7, 8. 9, 10, 14, 19, 20 Done

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You don't have to rebuild the table. When you set the wing or canard jigs on the table, clamp them in place temporarily and stretch several tight nylon strings or fishing line across the jigs and shim the jigs to the same height.


Build aircraft components, not tables! :-)


Cozy IV N13AM-750 hrs, Long-EZ-85 hrs and sold

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if you can build a good table then you too can build a good plane.

i like the string trick, hope to remember it:o

I like the build good table trick, hope to remember it. :P


Be inn a karpentur, I kan build lots of good tables. Some don't even make it to the fire pit!



Rick Hall; MK-IV plans #1477; cozy.zggtr.org

Build status: 1-7, bits of 8-9, 10, 14 done! Working on engine/prop/avionics.
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