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Wing leading edge

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:48 pm
by stephunk
I have progressed to the point of building the center piece of a 3-piece wing. I need help with how to shape the leading edge. How did you do it?

Thanks,

Stephen
Plano, Texas

Re: Wing leading edge

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:06 pm
by danoliver
I used a table saw to cut the basic shape. I think four or five angles? Then after gluing the leading edge plywood in place I just sanded it. And sanded it. And then sanded a little more. No power tools mind you, just a nice flat 18" long sanding block. You might be suprised to know that your eye is much more accurate than any tool you have in your shop. Eye ball it.

Re: Wing leading edge

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:15 pm
by stephunk
Thank you very much, Dan! You confirmed my thoughts; I saw no other way, but because I'm new at this, I was hoping there was another way.

Again, thank you!

Stephen
Plano, Texas

Re: Wing leading edge

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:35 pm
by at7000ft
stephunk wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:48 pm
I have progressed to the point of building the center piece of a 3-piece wing. I need help with how to shape the leading edge. How did you do it?

Thanks,

Stephen
Plano, Texas
Ripped mine on the table saw three sided, attached it then ran the block plane down the entire length at a time to the right shape.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1Y1jV ... sp=sharing
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Rick H

Re: Wing leading edge

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:49 pm
by psiegel