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Offline A. Bruce Hughes

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Free builders' stuff
« on: December 07, 2008, 12:13:49 PM »
Hi Guys

This is pretty minor information but maybe someone can use it.

I noticed that the "Tyson Pork Roast" (or beef or ...) that I eat
2 or 3 times per month, comes in a nice rectangular plastic tray.
A lot of TV dinners are in rectangular trays.

Now I use 4 of those to put tools in.   Makes it easy to carry the
miscellaneous tools to the shop and lay them out on the strakes.

In trying to finish building, I have spent countless hours working
on the engine/firewall area and/or reaching inside the cockpit. 
Once I used a big towel to put tools on.  But there is a danger that
ALL of the tools and the towel may fall off the strake.

In good weather I have the Longeze in the driveway 50' from the shop
(If I was closer there would be a big tree limb hanging, ready to fall
on the canopy in the first high wind).    In winter the Longeze was in
the shop but it is a bitch to get it in or out.   In Dec. I still have it
outside.   I am (just barely) able to move the engine on its hoist into
the shop to miss the rains (this is western Washington).

So tools were walked back and forth.   On starting for the day, the
misc tools are stacked in a pile of 4 trays in the shop.   The stack has
most of what I use for the day.  The socket set has it's own plastic
case so that set goes in one hand and the stack of trays goes in the
other.   Anyway the trays were free.

Bruce    :)