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Old 01-13-2019, 03:11 PM
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I love the wing.
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Old 01-13-2019, 05:03 PM
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Thanks Steve and Will
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Old 01-14-2019, 11:18 PM
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Just got done reading this whole post and WOW your work is amazing! Keep up the good work that this is sweet!
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Old 01-17-2019, 09:05 PM
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All internal ribs, brackets and hardware are finished. These pieces will be installed after the panels are welded together, ship in a bottle style. Check the seam fit, of you can see it. This is not welded yet.
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Old 01-17-2019, 09:15 PM
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Nice work Mike. That is a fine looking wheel in the background.

BTW, that is serial #0001 of Imperial Wheeling Machine Model 26F.
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Old 01-19-2019, 09:25 AM
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I'm impressed with the organization and the clean floor. (Roush mentality???)
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Old 01-19-2019, 09:52 AM
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Kerry. I'm a proud owner of the first edition, numero uno! It's a very capable and predictable machine to use. I've had a chance to use some of the new upgrades and I really like them. It now wheels more like a cast machine but with a larger adjustment range. I've used at least a dozen wheels, including several cast machines and can say the Imperial 26f ranks very high.

Will, I hired a maid and a staging crew to setup the scene. The view from the reverse angle would show the chaos that I typically work in. But, thank you as I am proud of my many years there and the coolest programs which I was part of!
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Old 01-20-2019, 04:52 PM
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Not everything goes as planned! I welded the leading edge seam on my wing and blow a hole. Darn it! Fixed the hole ok, but had a blob of excess filler on the inside that needed to be ground down. That makes planishing smoother.
So now I had get my die grinder inside the wing. Here's my solution, an extension for the grinder complete with valve to control rpm, since the lever had to taped.
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Old 01-21-2019, 07:27 AM
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Very clever young man!
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Old 02-17-2019, 06:24 PM
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The shape of my other air extraction is finalized. I transfered the shape to a sheet of plywood that serves as the inside model. From there I bent a narrow piece of aluminum several inches longer than the perimeter of the opening. Next came the stretching of the flange corners. That sharp corner was a lot of work.
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