I had this brilliant idea that I could save myself a bunch of money using salvage lumber. Considering I have never done anything like this before, it may have been an ambitions boast. I am in a certificate program that keeps me busy about 35 hours...
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Location: San Jose, CA, USA
Jonathan "FlyBoyJon" Wanzer is a 40 something, happily married, father of one, living in the Silicon Valley, where he grew up. A Commercial pilot with Instrument rating, a Ground Instructor with Advanced and Instrument ratings, and an Airframe Mechanic currently working on his Powerplant rating at Gavilan College, he flies, restores, and maintains single engine piston aircraft.
I have been tool junkie as long as I can remember. In a previous vocation I worked for a factory authorized repair center (we represented many brands) as a tool repair tech/mechanic and later managed the shop. I also worked worked for a manufacturers repair center.
Even though I am well versed in a wide range of power tools, I prefer the quiet of a hand tool shop. I like being able to put on some music and dive in for the day. This is one of the great things about restoring vintage aircraft, it's that same hand tool shop environment until its time for run-up and that's fun too.
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I went down to the shop first thing this morning after breakfast and started with a little straightening up and extending a power strip up one wall so I could plug in a couple of scoop lights. One of my frustrations yesterday was the shadows kept ...
Today was a good shop day. I managed to get several hours in all at one go. Things started of with filtering through some restoration/reconditioning project possibilities which will make there way to LJ in the near future, then I moved on to t...
Last weekend I had high hopes for this weekend. Well, for me the weekend continues through today, thank you instructor in-service. I didn’t get a chance to go over to my local purveyor of metals before Saturday so I had to wait until Mond...
Okay, I started off going down to the shop around 08:30, did a bit of cleaning, organizing, and stowing away and somehow managed to recover 18 cubic feet of space! In a shop as small as mine, that is a huge deal. After clean up, I started worki...