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Old 06-19-2008, 11:35 AM
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Default N200LZ: New Table

Well I'm getting to the point where I'm going to start on my wings and center section spar. In checking my table out, it has developed a sag in the middle. (I have casters at both ends.)

So it's table rebuild time.
This time I used the I-Joist method I've seen here from some of the other builder input. I bought 4 12 footers x 9.5 inches.
I also bought 4 more casters for a total of 8. There are now two four foot cabinets under the table with casters in the corners. That leaves me with no more than 4ft that is being spanned without support.

I replumbed it for my vacuum bagging setup as well as rewired. This time I made sure I had some room for my vacuum resevoir (a propane tank) INSIDE the cabinet vs. hanging off of an eye-bolt on the end.
All I have left to do is lay the formica and I'm back in business.

I checked it against a 1 x 4 x 144 piece of extruded aluminum last night and it is super straight!

The top of the work surface sits about 32 inches high which makes it pretty easy to reach accross.

Now, back to that canard!
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Old 06-19-2008, 12:32 PM
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skin the top and bottom to make it a torsion box?
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Old 06-19-2008, 12:40 PM
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....yep, with 3/4 plywood as well as the ends.
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Old 06-19-2008, 01:01 PM
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I also skin mine with 1/8 hardboard - wax it occasionally and all epoxy drips pop off
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Old 06-19-2008, 01:11 PM
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I also skin mine with 1/8 hardboard - wax it occasionally and all epoxy drips pop off
Nope!
I'm applying white formica. A thin layer of wax as well. It gives me a nice clean surface to work with and I can draw on it and see my lines. That should come in handy when I make my blended winglet!
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Old 06-19-2008, 01:43 PM
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Formica is ok, but i prefer the hardboard - cut it, drill into it, screw into it, etc and it is easily replaced

As far as drawing on it, i have three foot wide roll of paper that i tape down when needed, grand kids love it too

how wide - i prefer 42"
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