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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:48 am 
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hello, I am restoring a 1949 t-28, I often need alum and steel joggled at thickness at or above .1". Does anyone have a shop in the united states they have had good luck with or tips for DIY?

I have tried several shops in the united states, and had varying results.

Thank you in advance,


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:03 am 
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I guess there are as many ways as needs. Thinner bits can be done with simple tools. Heavier can be done with a bead roller and I have a Pullmax P6 that I can handle anything I ever need.

For shops, AirCorps Aviaition, TriState Aviation, Odegaard Wings would be my recommendation as they all do exquisite work and take in work from others. Good luck.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:33 am 
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So a conversation with a friend last night led me to wonder if there is any interest out there for classes in aviation metal shaping. I am thinking a two day session with the first day covering basic techniques including stretching and shrinking, form block design, rib making and flow forming. The second day would be based on basic English wheel work.
One on one, 8 hour days in my shop. What say you?


Had a great weekend learning metal shaping from Scott in his shop. If anyone has just a little interest in this type of experience I highly recommend it! Not only will you get some one-on-one training from a true master, you'll also learn a few things about the history of how it has been done (and a few bits from Scott's history as well... :supz: ).
Thanks Scott!!! :drink3:


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So a conversation with a friend last night led me to wonder if there is any interest out there for classes in aviation metal shaping. I am thinking a two day session with the first day covering basic techniques including stretching and shrinking, form block design, rib making and flow forming. The second day would be based on basic English wheel work.
One on one, 8 hour days in my shop. What say you?


Had a great weekend learning metal shaping from Scott in his shop. If anyone has just a little interest in this type of experience I highly recommend it! Not only will you get some one-on-one training from a true master, you'll also learn a few things about the history of how it has been done (and a few bits from Scott's history as well... :supz: ).
Thanks Scott!!! :drink3:


Thank you Sir. Enjoyed the weekend.

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Finally, the RH side details are complete and ready for paint. Leading edges need heat treat and finish. Then these go down to East Troy to fit on 92050 for oil cooler mock up and plumbing.

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Alodined some seat brackets and will assemble next week. Also painted some Corsair bits.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:15 pm 
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So, remember these? That go here? Here they are and after alodine and paint they will be bolted to 92050 to hold the inlet rib and tie all together for oil cooler hanging and plumbing...lots going on now for these upper sections. Right hand vanes and skin primed. Will be finish top coated this weekend. Next week, assembly and near done pending leading edge heat treating, etc.

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Excellent job! My father had to machine a pair of those for our bird too. Keep it up!

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Finished the Corsair seat brackets...

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Some April one on one metalshaping clinics still open... :drink3:

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Interesting article... :drink3:

http://inspire.eaa.org/2017/03/16/from- ... its-roots/

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Excellent article and nice to see you get a few lines in Scott. :)

While I'm torn on the restoration (the plane was an interesting study in Corsair Racing modifications), I do understand the desire to return it back to stock and represent the training done in the Chicagoland area during WWII and love that as well.

It will be great to see the plane fully back together and flying someday soon.


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CAPFlyer wrote:
Excellent article and nice to see you get a few lines in Scott. :)

While I'm torn on the restoration (the plane was an interesting study in Corsair Racing modifications), I do understand the desire to return it back to stock and represent the training done in the Chicagoland area during WWII and love that as well.

It will be great to see the plane fully back together and flying someday soon.


Can we put an end to the whole racing history debate for once? It raced for a couple of years with a top speed of 367 mph. If it had raced with the final wing and aileron clip, it stands a good chance that it would have ended up as a smoking hole. Thankfully, they didn't do anything to the major structure that allows us to put it back to a condition where it has significant history, it's military configuration.


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I would love to see a :f4u: at Reno.... :supz:

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Check the National Championship Air Races (Reno) website and you will find that Texas Flying Legends will bring 6 aircraft and 4 will race around the pylons for fun and they are bringing their FG-1D . But just looking at the site now it says they will "Race" 4 planes. P40K, P51D, FG-1D, and Mk1X c Spit., Or maybe TBM3E and B25j will , not. I hope to be there.


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First time in 40 years, mated together again. Yes!

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