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    He might be trying in 3/8" drive... some don't...

    He might be trying in 3/8" drive... some don't have a big enough inside..but if you bore them they're fine like Cub Builder said...or try 1/2" drive.
    John
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    Rasins have always worked well for us...and they...

    Rasins have always worked well for us...and they last a good long time.
    John
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    That's on a plain sawn board....but it doesn't...

    That's on a plain sawn board....but it doesn't matter....you're replacing the spar, which is the proper fix. The only reason I specified that, is that it ties in with wanting to know why it did it....
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    You must mean Plain sawn...Quarter sawn is what...

    You must mean Plain sawn...Quarter sawn is what results in "vertical grain", which is what you want. From what I can see in the picture, the grain slope is well within spec, according ANC-19.
    John
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    A check is a longitudinal crack in the radial...

    A check is a longitudinal crack in the radial direction of the wood and usually on one end of a board or the other. It can go all the way through. It's usually caused by uneven shrinkage when drying....
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    Looks more like a deep check to me. They'll do...

    Looks more like a deep check to me. They'll do that if they don't get to dry slowly enough.
    John
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    Just leave them in there for a few days...you'll...

    Just leave them in there for a few days...you'll only have to dump one or maybe 2 that are left....but lots of feet and tails.
    John
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    A Jack Russel Terrier is way more effective and...

    A Jack Russel Terrier is way more effective and much quicker than a cat! :D
    John
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    We spent Christmas Eve giving rides to the kids...

    We spent Christmas Eve giving rides to the kids and families at the local treatment center. Tough time of the year for kids to be away!
    Hope everyone has a wonderful and blessed Christmas!!
    John
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    Heal up quick, Dan! Merry Christmas!! John

    Heal up quick, Dan! Merry Christmas!!
    John
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    It totally depends on what crap is in your tap...

    It totally depends on what crap is in your tap water....some places it'd probably be fine...in other places, it could be not so fine.
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    Ok...understanding HOW they work will help you. ...

    Ok...understanding HOW they work will help you. I always tell everyone to look for 4 letters... "CYAN"...that means cyanide in the mix. If you understand how it attacks your centeral nervous system,...
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    Actually.... using the diluted glue to seal the...

    Actually.... using the diluted glue to seal the weave of the fabric is how we developed the system and did it in the 90's. When Stewarts took it over was when they changed that, so actually it's back...
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    Yep, not that difficult. I've taught men, women,...

    Yep, not that difficult. I've taught men, women, kids.... the WORST to teach were men...especially if they'd painted solvent based paint before. I was one of them.... old habits die hard.
    John
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    So does Stewarts....and it's more flexible, and...

    So does Stewarts....and it's more flexible, and not so hazardous. Kinda like landing a taildragger....not that tough but different.
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    The key that we found when developing this system...

    The key that we found when developing this system is to throw your watch out the window. The paint is ready to accept the next coat when it's ready. You can't time it and get it right. I've had it...
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    Got all the way down to 30 here in the NW corner...

    Got all the way down to 30 here in the NW corner of MT today! It's been in the 40's.... not the usual winter! I'm gonna have to start feeding cows this week, but only because they're finally running...
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    I think with a big name like Cleco, there might...

    I think with a big name like Cleco, there might be. I sent an air drill off to ATS and they returned it to me saying it wasn't worth fixing...it was a little over a year old. I know my Desouter drill...
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    Some real geniuses there!!! I've set the bead on...

    Some real geniuses there!!! I've set the bead on truck tires that way since I was in high school and never anything like that.... it's usually hard to find any good starting fluid anymore in fact!...
  20. I can remember when Steve was a mechanic around...

    I can remember when Steve was a mechanic around Harvey Field! One time I had to go to his place on Camano to do some warranty inspection on an R-1340. He had it sitting in his hangar and there was a...
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    ADLog system!!

    ADLog system!!
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    You should be able to find some at one of the...

    You should be able to find some at one of the wooden boat supplies over there. I got a set for a J-3 from Big Sky Stearman, in Oregon, and they were great to deal with. You might also try Lyle...
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    This I would agree with....and light fabric,...

    This I would agree with....and light fabric, double covered produces very very little scallop! (exprimental) It's also going to be less apt to lift...since it's 2 layers....think plywood stiffness....
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    Yup, amazing how that's worked for some really...

    Yup, amazing how that's worked for some really fast aircraft for a long time with no issues! I did the same, substituting a layer of heavy fabric for the felt. Been doing it that way for years....
  25. Yup! One thing Ive done to help that (just had...

    Yup! One thing Ive done to help that (just had to on a Bearhawk) is to make sure the laser is the same height as the stripe and level to the airplane, and I set it off at about a 45* angle from the...
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