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Correct design of a plywood reinforcing plate illustrated.

Tip on selecting an approved glue for use on wooden aircraft.

Tip on measuring wood density and placing wood of differing density when building wooden wing spars.
E.A.A. TECHNICAL COUNSELOR NEWS Dec 1992-Feb 1993 pg. 4

Tips on selecting wood from a marine lumber yard or other non-aviation source.

Brief explanation of when and why "vertical grain" wood is used.

Tips on preventing warping of unassembled wooden spars and ribs.

Wood rib construction. A step-by-step, detail workshop for wing ribs from the EAA professionals.
HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT Dec 1984 (v.11#12) pg. 45

Working with wood. Careful planning, preparation, and precision contribute to a successful aircraft project.
KITPLANES Nov 1992 (v.9#11) pg. 52

D-tube wing construction technique is described and illustrated.
KITPLANES Nov 1994 (v.11#11) pg. 70

Shopsheet. Simple woodworking tips on drilling, bending, scarf joints, attaching metal parts, and gluing.
KITPLANES Jun 1997 (v.14#6) pg. 33

Selection and evaluation of wood for aircraft construction.
SPORT AVIATION Feb 1984 (v.33#2) pg. 24

A closer look at some alternatives to Sitka spruce in aircraft construction.
SPORT AVIATION Sep 1984 (v.33#9) pg. 57

How to construct a scarf joint repair to a wood wing spar.
SPORT AVIATION May 1985 (v.34#5) pg. 60

Tips on selecting and testing wood glues for use in critical projects, such as aircraft construction.
SPORT AVIATION Oct 1985 (v.34#10) pg. 21

Plywood in aircraft. What is available and tips on its use.
SPORT AVIATION Mar 1986 (v.35#3) pg. 33

Laminating and bending wood. Looks at glues, jigs, clamps, alternatives, etc.
SPORT AVIATION Jun 1986 (v.35#6) pg. 28

Constructing better leading edges and wingtips on conventional wood-and-fabric wings by using composite materials and techniques.
SPORT AVIATION Aug 1986 (v.35#8) pg. 63

Plywood skinning. How to apply a thin plywood skin to a wing or some other part of an aircraft structure. Part 1.
SPORT AVIATION May 1987 (v.36#5) pg. 28

Plywood skinning. Part 2.
SPORT AVIATION Jun 1987 (v.36#6) pg. 29

Plywood steamer. Homebuilt steamer is used for bending 3/32" aircraft plywood skins for the leading edge of a wing.
SPORT AVIATION Aug 1988 (v.37#8) pg. 42

Using aircraft quality adhesives. Part 1. Plastic resin glues (Resorcinol and Aerolite 306). Also illustrates clamping details.
SPORT AVIATION Oct 1988 (v.37#10) pg. 33

Using aircraft quality adhesives. Part 2. Epoxies. Working with adhesives. Health hazards. Shear joint testing. Laminating.
SPORT AVIATION Nov 1988 (v.37#11) pg. 29

Wood ... a forgotten medium? A look at the use of wood in aircraft construction. Part 1. Introduction to wood's characteristics and adhesives.
SPORT AVIATION Apr 1989 (v.38#4) pg. 34

Wood ... a forgotten medium? Part 2. Cutting, fitting, storing, etc.
SPORT AVIATION May 1989 (v.38#5) pg. 42

Aerolite. An in-depth look at the urea-formaldehyde chemical reactions behind the primary wood glue used in aircraft construction.
SPORT AVIATION Jun 1989 (v.38#6) pg. 27

Why not build a wood aircraft. A look at the benefits of using wood to build low-cost airplanes with a minimum of special tools.
SPORT AVIATION May 1991 (v.40#5) pg. 71

Building the Horizon. Step-by-step guide to construction of this plans-built all-wood tandem aircraft from Aero Visions International. Features folding wings and a choice of engines.
SPORT AVIATION Jun 1991 (v.40#6) pg. 47

Clamping system for wooden ribs being fabricated in a jig.
SPORT AVIATION Sep 1991 (v.40#9) pg. 64

Joints in aircraft woodworking. Looks at joint preparation, types of joints, use of gussets, gluing, clamping, etc.
SPORT AVIATION Oct 1991 (v.40#10) pg. 78

Tip on proper coating of wood components which will be in contact with steel or aluminum.
SPORT AVIATION Jan 1993 (v.42#1) pg. 90

Making wood wing ribs. Includes information on a simple cap strip bending block, cap strip soaker, building a rib jig, rib joint options, etc.
SPORT AVIATION Feb 1994 (v.43#2) pg. 79

Correct technique for reinforcing joints in plywood skins.
SPORT AVIATION Dec 1995 (v.44#12) pg. 78

Wood wings. An introduction to the use of wood construction for aircraft wings.
SPORT AVIATION Jan 1996 (v.45#1) pg. 75

Aircraft wood grain slope. How to check the grain direction on the narrow face of a spar.
SPORT AVIATION Feb 1996 (v.45#2) pg. 122

About building wood fuselages. Looks at types of fuselages, wood selection, tools, etc.
SPORT AVIATION May 1996 (v.45#5) pg. 73

Aircraft woodwork basics. Looks at glue, grain orientation, line sanding and profiling.
SPORT AVIATION Sep 1996 (v.45#9) pg. 75

Faster, accurate rib nailing uses 4" tweezers that have been modified for the job of gripping the tiny nails.
SPORT AVIATION Sep 1996 (v.45#9) pg. 104

Information on the choice of wood glue for aircraft use.
SPORT AVIATION Sep 1996 (v.45#9) pg. 110
Added Info SPORT AVIATION Dec 1996 (v.45#12) pg. 4

Drilling the holes for drag and anti-drag wires in the spars and anchor blocks of a wooden wing is facilitated with an aircraft length drill and an aluminum guide block.
SPORT AVIATION Nov 1997 (v.46#11) pg. 114

Technique for removing a glued wing rib from the fixture without risk of damage to the rib or the fixture.
SPORT AVIATION Dec 1997 (v.46#12) pg. 114

Jig for accurately drilling the holes for drag and anti-drag wires in the wood wing of an Acro Sport II.
SPORT AVIATION Mar 1998 (v.47#3) pg. 96

How to avoid wrinkling in a plywood covering attached to a wooden wing.
SPORT AVIATION Mar 1998 (v.47#3) pg. 114

Tips on applying plywood leading edges to wooden wings.
SPORT AVIATION May 1998 (v.47#5) pg. 108

Wooden rib construction practices include a lightweight clamping jig that applies pressure to all of the glued gusset locations during the drying process.
SPORT AVIATION Aug 1998 (v.47#8) pg. 116

Scratch building in wood. Tips on locating and machining vertical grain spruce.
SPORT AVIATION Sep 1998 (v.47#9) pg. 112

Building with wood. Part 1. Selecting wood suitable for aircraft use.
SPORT AVIATION Dec 1998 (v.47#12) pg. 106

Building with wood. Part 2. Inspecting aircraft wood to identify type and any defects.
SPORT AVIATION Jan 1999 (v.48#1) pg. 107

Advice on selecting and testing various glues for use in wooden aircraft construction.
SPORT AVIATION Jan 1999 (v.48#1) pg. 119

Building with wood. Part 3. Inspecting aircraft wood to identify type and any defects (continued).
SPORT AVIATION Feb 1999 (v.48#2) pg. 103

Building with wood. Part 4. (1) Testing wood with a shop-built wood strength tester. (2) Inspecting and repairing older wood.
SPORT AVIATION Mar 1999 (v.48#3) pg. 113

Building with wood. Part 5. (1) Aircraft plywood. (2) Adhesives. (3) Finishing.
SPORT AVIATION Apr 1999 (v.48#4) pg. 88

Hi-tech jig for assembling wooden ribs is made from acrylic plastic to which the adhesives will not bond.
SPORT AVIATION Jun 1999 (v.48#6) pg. 113