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Old 08-08-2017, 12:01 PM
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When nearly every room in the house is storing finished parts, you are truly near the end of the work at home. The storage increases with build time. You will see.
A related story - I painted my wings in the fall and needed to get them to a warmer spot overnight as the paint cured; I didn't want to run the garage heater all night. My wife had a couple of friends visit that evening. They didn't quite know how to comment on two airplane wings sitting in the kitchen, but it seemed the undertone was "that wouldn't happen in MY house." She still has to listen to that story every time she sees those friends. I suppose the morale of the story is to make sure you have a patient and supportive wife as you reach these later stages.

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Old 08-08-2017, 12:54 PM
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I suppose the morale of the story is to make sure you have a patient and supportive wife as you reach these later stages.
You are so right, Larry -- in fact, it's important at every stage.

I had people stare curiously or stop by to ask about the RV-7 wings and fuselage when I was working on that. No one does now, because all of the woodworking on the new bird is just generic woodworking. Nothing looks like airplane parts yet... but it's coming.
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Old 08-08-2017, 01:00 PM
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My neighbors think we're insane ..

Actually had one ask if I was torturing cats. It was the air drill.

Another took pictures of me in my forced air painting outfit going in and out of the Harbor Freight driveway tent. Thought I was making drugs like Walter White from Breaking Bad.
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Old 08-08-2017, 01:03 PM
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My "fame" spread when the local paper decided to do a full front page spread of the project.
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Old 08-08-2017, 01:07 PM
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Neighbors thinking you are insane is when you do a full power run up in the driveway
I can't wait to do that. My neighbors do full power run-ups of their bikes in their driveways; why can't I use an IO-540?
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:39 PM
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We live at an airpark - our neighbors think nothing of it!
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:46 PM
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A little fun during inventory ...

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Old 08-08-2017, 02:53 PM
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You are insane, but so are the rest of us, so you're in good company. How boring would life be if we were all sane.
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After my plane had made it through phase one, my neighbor asked for a ride. I told him the only thing crazier than a lunatic building an airplane in his garage was a neighbor who was asking to fly in it. We had a wonderful flight together.
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We live at an airpark - our neighbors think nothing of it!
I also live at an airpark. Neighbors still think I'm insane.
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