February 8, 2006

Funny thing happened to me a week and a half ago while I was out working on the Falco stuff. It's a rather long story but it boils down to me apparently having a stroke. I ain't that old...a withered 26 years of age. Aren't strokes supposed to happen to old people? Anyway, I was in the hospital for over a week. They checked everything they could check and deemed that it was an odd fluke that shouldn't have happened, had no reason to happen and won't happen again.

I'm home again now and have a few days to recover before going back to work. My vision was affected somewhat but it is rapidly getting better, so I now find myself with a few days to tinker with the plane stuff while my brain fixes itself.

I was excited back before all this hospital stuff happened because I just got yet another tool. This is a baby router or laminate trimmer. I also got a flush cut trimming bit. As I cover fuselage frames and ribs with aircraft plywood, this doodad will allow me to trim the plywood to the exact shape of whatever it is attached to. It is a wonderful tool that with save me incredible amounts of time and effort and possible screwups. Later on, I may turn it in to a plywood scarfing jig.

So, the first thing I did when I could stand again was trim the ribs and frames I covered way back when. Here they are in their current state. It's a beautiful thing and the tool is extremely easy to use.

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