I’m calling this section “Wing Finishing” and it has to do with all of the little finishing items to get the wing ready to cover. This includes fitting and installing the cap strip material on the top and bottom of the front spar and on the top and bottom of the aileron false spar.
It includes the bead blasting, priming and painting of the final fittings, installation of the aileron pulleys, fabrication of new cables, installation of the pitot tube, and running of the pitot/static lines. Installation of the leading edge skins and the mahogany plywood in the tip area.
Tools of the Trade! An auto body long board and a variety of home made sanding boards. One with an angled edge to help get in close to adjacent pieces. Long rolls of sand paper of 3 different grits, purchased from Eastwood http://www.eastwoodco.com/. Of course the all important dust mask and full coverage safety glasses. The dust mask is a higher quality 3M version. Shop vacuum used throughout to keep on top of the dust situation. Not shown, but required are a collection of straight edges to check progress.
I didn’t have shrinking tools, but George Evans did at Evans Aviation. The only problem was that George’s shop is 100 miles from my hangar. So, I decided to make a buck, which exactly duplicates the shape of the outer wing, both left and right side. I took the buck and the trimmed pieces down to George’s shop and did the initial shrinking.