VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

-POSTING RULES
-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.

  #11  
Old 04-09-2022, 05:56 PM
mike newall's Avatar
mike newall mike newall is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Yorkshire, England
Posts: 2,329
Default

Used to say to guys at work who were about to retire..

What are you going to do then ?

If they came back with golf and gardening, I gave them a stern talking to and told them to think again.

I retired with the demise of our airline in 2019 at 61. I am busier now than when working. Now flying a PC-12, building my 5th RV - a 10, still coordinating containers - when we can find them and a myriad of other things.

And I have just done business with Dan to get firewall insulation for our 10....

Way to go all us gray guys !
__________________
"I add a little excitement, a little spice to your lives, and all you do is complain!" - Q

Donated in 2021
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-10-2022, 09:03 AM
DanH's Avatar
DanH DanH is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: 08A
Posts: 10,757
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by scsmith View Post
Ooh! a 10-ft brake? Can I send you some jobs?
I'll do anything I can for you, but here I was wrong. Owned it 20 years and never measured it, until I began dismantling it today. It's a 8 foot. Looked bigger against the back wall of the hangar.
-
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Unrestored.jpg
Views:	132
Size:	217.5 KB
ID:	24439  
__________________
Dan Horton
RV-8 SS
Barrett IO-390
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-11-2022, 03:04 PM
Nick Leonard Nick Leonard is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 36
Default Sharping the shear blade

I have a four foot shear that needs to have the blade sharpened. Any ideas on how or who does this sort of thing?
__________________
Nick Leonard (#40015) Finally Finished & Flying
C (916) 425-1064
Nick@NLeonard.com
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-11-2022, 04:13 PM
rocketbob's Avatar
rocketbob rocketbob is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: 8I3
Posts: 3,836
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nick Leonard View Post
I have a four foot shear that needs to have the blade sharpened. Any ideas on how or who does this sort of thing?
Any machine shop with a large enough surface grinder could do it in short order.
__________________

Please don't PM me! Email only!

Bob Japundza CFII A&PIA
N9187P PA-24-260B Comanche, flying
N678X F1 Rocket, under const.
N244BJ RV-6 "victim of SNF tornado" 1200+ hrs, rebuilding
N8155F C150 flying
N7925P PA-24-250 Comanche, restoring
Not a thing I own is stock.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 04-11-2022, 08:13 PM
DanH's Avatar
DanH DanH is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: 08A
Posts: 10,757
Default

Yes, and there are quite a few advertisers for the service on the web.
__________________
Dan Horton
RV-8 SS
Barrett IO-390
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 04-13-2022, 05:14 AM
fixnflyguy fixnflyguy is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Winston-Salem, N.C.
Posts: 1,552
Default I'm in this boat too!

Not retired yet, but I have an old Pexto 3' roller, a WW2 era pneumatic planishing hammer that still works great for making curved parts for cowlings, ect., and a 1935 South bend lathe my grandfather bought new. All my stuff works, but like me, its shows it's age a bit. I want to make them all look like Dan's stuff! I've used the Wysong brakes like Dan's for years...didn't know they are made in GSO, which happens to be where I work. We have a 16 foot Farnham power roller (WW2 vintage) at my day job we use to roll airliner belly skins. I love old stuff!
__________________
Bill E.
RV-4/N76WE
8A7 / Advance NC
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 04-13-2022, 07:31 AM
DanH's Avatar
DanH DanH is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: 08A
Posts: 10,757
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fixnflyguy View Post
I have an old Pexto 3' roller,
Project #3 here, after the brake.

Quote:
a WW2 era pneumatic planishing hammer that still works great for making curved parts for cowlings
A CP? There was a big one in the fly market at S&F some years back. I should have bought it. By the time I made up my mind it was gone.

John Neal (RIP) had two body shop planishers mounted on stands at Georgia Metal Crafters. They were handheld to work dents out of fenders back when cars were made with thick steel. Build a stand, add a foot pedal. John said they could be found lost under a bench at old family-run body shops, but I've never spotted one. This is a modern copy:

https://www.trick-tools.com/ProLine-...g-Hammer-11537

For those who never met John, he and his crew built the tail booms and tail for Glacier Girl.

Folks collect stamps and baseball cards. We like tools.
__________________
Dan Horton
RV-8 SS
Barrett IO-390
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 04-13-2022, 12:10 PM
xavierm xavierm is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 475
Default

I like the style the old tools have. I have my eye on a camelback drill press.
__________________
_____________
Xavier
RV-7 build in progress
www.theaviatorx.com
"Genius is persistence in disguise"

Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 04-23-2022, 09:53 PM
DanH's Avatar
DanH DanH is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: 08A
Posts: 10,757
Default

Before and after. Whole lot of heavy lifting between those photos...
.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Unrestored.jpg
Views:	56
Size:	217.5 KB
ID:	25048  Click image for larger version

Name:	Restored.jpg
Views:	87
Size:	154.9 KB
ID:	25049  Click image for larger version

Name:	Hardware.jpg
Views:	79
Size:	60.2 KB
ID:	25050  Click image for larger version

Name:	Unrestored Hardware.jpg
Views:	70
Size:	115.0 KB
ID:	25051  
__________________
Dan Horton
RV-8 SS
Barrett IO-390
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 04-24-2022, 07:33 PM
TShort TShort is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Indianapolis, IN (KUMP)
Posts: 1,081
Default

Very cool.

I would be interested in some of the how you did it details…
__________________
Thomas Short
KUMP - Indianapolis, IN / KAEJ - Buena Vista, CO
RV-10 N410TS bought / flying
RV-8 wings / fuse in progress ... still
1948 Cessna 170 N3949V
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:23 AM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.