Fuselage - Cabin

2006-12-02 - Ready to fit the wings (a little diversion). (0.0 Hrs).

Ok, so I'm at the point where I'm supposed to fit the wings, but I don't have enough room in the garage to do the task, so what to do. Should I skip the wings now, and start on the engine, or should I make room in the garage? Well, whether I fit the wings or not, I'm just plain out of space in the garage, so I have to do something. Consequently, I spent the next two weekends cleaning out the garage and rearranging things. This is where some of those "two lost months" went. However, this was just a minor bump in the road. The real thing that sucked the motivation out of me will be revealed in the next entry. For now, I have a big job just cleaning out my junk.

Notice, that I list this as 0 hours worked. That's because it's not part of building an airplane. It's time spent cleaning up my mess so I can build an airplane. However, this is time that will have to be spent if you do want to build an airplane, unless you are Rudy, in which case you always keep your garage in pristine order. Honestly, I don't know how he does it. He must have a pact with the devil.

Here's the problem. The table on the left is where I do most of my work, and the table in the center holds a lot of my nuts, bolts, screws and rivets. Obviously, this table holds a lot of junk, also. This is a waste of space, which needs to be fixed.
The other side of the garage is my bench with my bench power tools, drill press with 3M wheel, sander, bandsaw, cutoff saw. This is not that bad, but there is a mess behind that cardboard, which needs to be cleaned-up. Also, most of that junk under the bench never gets used, so the space is wasted. I mean how many empty plastic tool cases do you need to store.
At the head of the garage is the toolbox, grinder bench, Smithy, and more junk in the corner and under the bench. I have bags and bags of empty bottles and containers, which will never be used. Really, this needs to go to the recycle bin.