I've been building my 10 for just over a month now and thought it would be good to report in.
I'm posting my "build log" photos at: https://www.instagram.com/macbuildsaplane/
but every so often i'll update in here.
I put caster wheels on my EAA1000 workbenches and they were a life-saver. I specifically requested delivery on a truck with a fork-lift, but somehow this was missed! The crate arrived in one piece with no damage and was nicely packed. Inventorying took me a few hours over the course of two days. I also spent a little extra time separating parts out of the brown bags and into small labeled zip-lock bags (Wifes' idea--she picked up the bags from the party store). Zip-lock bags + label maker + hardware organizer = win! I keep everything zip-locked and in their own bins so hopefully I won't ever need to play a game of 1000 rivet pickup!
Building so far has been really enjoyable and I'm glad that I took the plunge! Every evening I try to tackle a little something. I went in a bit apprehensive about figuring out priming because I hadn't done anything like it before. Turns out it's really not that bad at all! I've been pleased with AKZO and it seems pretty idiot proof. I have the vertical stab all done and currently I'm match drilling the rudder skins. I just ordered some tank sealant for the trailing edge so that's the next hurdle I'm looking forward to figuring out.
My favorite new tools are my #30 and #40 reamers! I was making some purchases online and threw some into my cart. Why are these not standard in the toolkits?!
Cheers and build on!