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Kent Ashton

James Bailey

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A buddy of mine called me today and asked me about when I lived in Concord NC did I ever hear of a guy named Kent Ashton, that built his own long ez....I told him, in fact I do know Kent and that he is a great guy and about the flight he took me on and the amazing projects in his basement workshop...followed up by a why???


he then tells me our friend Kent is in the Popular Mechanics that he just received...I need to run out and buy a copy....


on top of being a very talented builder, an overall great guy and friend to other builders he is now world famous :-)


I just wanted to say congratulations to Kent and look forward to reading the article  :busy:

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Ha!  Thanks James.  My Mom said "Fools' names and fools' faces are often seen in public places."  


I emailed Popular Mechanics a few weeks ago to say their mag just wasn't doing it for me anymore and an editor asked me what I like to read about.  I gave him a list of stuff I like doing and bingo!, it shows up in the mag.  That was not really my intent.  They are desperate for editorial content, I guess.


BTW, I found this used English Wheel on Craigslist recently.  Always wanted one to play and thinking maybe I could wheel a nice aluminum travel pod for the EZ centerline.  There are so many good videos these days.  This fellow's channel is pretty interesting:



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

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Nice find. I have a nice tip for you to start with, always hold the piece you are working on with vice grip pliers til you get the hang of it. It will save you a lot of pinched finger tips! You tend to get carried away when you start and thats when it shows you who is the boss.

 Great piece of tooling to make just about anything you need. Enjoy! I've always said that having the right tools is 75% of the fight somedays.


"Time flys when your building"

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