Wake Up Call

Those of you who know me know that I am not really a morning person. The different time zones I work in, plus the fact that I rarely can go to bed before midnight are not conducive to early mornings. The hustle and bustle of this week also compounded the desire to sleep in.  IContinue reading “Wake Up Call”

Learning has occurred

I learned from last nights mistakes and didn’t push it today. I had time constraints, so I decided I wasn’t going to push an end of day priming session, and either screw it up or be late. Good news is, Jon and Greg were able to come over to help today, so we still got aContinue reading “Learning has occurred”

Haste makes…. Lesson learned.

Short post for what seems like an eternity of sanding today. Started with sanding the primer on the canard. As expected, there were a few places that spot putty was required. However, many fewer places than the wings. I attribute that to the hours spent on the contour of the canard. Then I went toContinue reading “Haste makes…. Lesson learned.”

Mom will not be amused…

Today, in fact the last two days, have been jam packed with dusk until well after dawn activity. Mom always worries about me getting sleep and rest, so I’m sure mom will not be amused at the last few days… She reads these pages, so I’m sure I will get a “What in the HContinue reading “Mom will not be amused…”

Sand off, prime on

Had to leave for work today, so only got a few hours in the shop. I sanded off the spot putty from yesterday. Then sanded the left wing out. Washed, dried, and put another coat, two passes, of primer on. I wanted to do three, but ran out of time. More next week.

A Bite of the Elephant…. Ear

Today’s workshop session was cut short. Kevin and I had plans to go to the, “Great Minnesota Get Together,” aka the Minnesota State Fair. Well known for its food selection, you can pretty much get anything you want to eat. Most novelty foods come on a stick. One of the foods there is the Elephant Ear.Continue reading “A Bite of the Elephant…. Ear”

Third Coat’s The Charm?

Greg must have read my post about momentum last night and decided that he was going to attempt to pre-accelerate the project so that crew scheduling can’t slow it down as much. At any rate he came over in the morning and worked with me until it was time to get ready to leave toContinue reading “Third Coat’s The Charm?”

An object in motion…

tends to stay in motion, in a straight line and at a constant velocity unless acted upon by an outside force. Thanks Mr. Zim (high school) physics teacher. That’s the definition of momentum. Something that has been so very critical to progress and likewise so very paralyzing. If you talk to most builders they willContinue reading “An object in motion…”

Dudley’s Rant

For those of you who don’t know yet, Dudley is our Boston Terrier and sort of a mascot in the Garaggio. He had something to say about yesterday’s work session. Sorry the post is a day late, but his typing skills leave a bit to be desired. You know, I live a pretty tough life.Continue reading “Dudley’s Rant”