Work Location: Practice Kits

  • Practice Kit #4 – Control Surface

    So far my riveting has gotten much better. I thought it was about time to try some of the more unique stuff, like back riveting, drilling countersinks, trailing edges, rolling and leading edges. One of my problems is I enjoy working too much, so I just breeze through it. This kit really forced me to…

  • Practice Kit #3 – Lightbox

    Practice Kit #3 – Lightbox

    For practice kit #3 I decided to switch it up from the toolbox and go to the Van’s Lightbox. I did this for a few reasons. First, it’s something I can display and look at to keep me motivated. Second, it uses different rivets and different techniques so more practice! Finally, it was something different.…

  • Second Practice Toolbox

    Second Practice Toolbox

    Practice Practice Practice! This one definitely went better. I didn’t paint or prime this one because I wanted to see how it would fair carrying tools compared to the previous toolbox. Overall it turned out pretty good! Definitely still need more practice. I’m feeling much more comfortable with the rivet gun and knowing where the…

  • Practice Kit #2

    With the first toolbox done and fairly successful, it was time to order a second! I thought to save on shipping I’d order the Light Box Kit while I was at it.

  • First Practice Toolbox!

    First Practice Toolbox!

    After ordering all the tools and having them shipped to my parents, I dug my air compressor out of storage and waited for my shipments of tools over the next two days. Once my tools arrived I unboxed them and started fiddling with them. I had previously watched some youtube videos to learn about the…

  • First order from Vans!

    First order from Vans!

    Woohoo!!! Finally getting started and hopefully learning what I’m doing. Still need to buy tools to be able to do anything with the parts!