Thanks Jase and Flightnut!!
Agree with Jase.
Do invest in good and correct dies though.
Also borrowing a pneumatic squeezer from a Vans builder.
You hardly have to do any, so don't spend big.... I'm just borrowing one of a mate who is building a Van's (and they have to do a tonne).... Good quality dies though!
Can someone recommend a squeezer for dimpling the skin? The prices for different brands are all over the place- not sure if this calls for a big investment or not. Thanks!
That is correct Eric, the leading edge skin covers it.
In the Navy, we had both styles. With and without the plastic non-maring foot. It depends on how much space you have. It does help if you are trying not to leave a small mark on the face of the part. But seeing as this is the base peice you won't
be able to see it under the aircraft skin. Is this correct Eddie?
The Spruce one doesnt have the foot either... ok cool if I need one I can soon make one and fit it
And there you go, Flightnut just showed the one I have.
I hadn't really paid attention to other models, but you are correct. We did not add that foot, it must be particular to this model. Funny thing is, that feature, while providing a stable, perpendicular alignment, also works against you when drilling the spar, you might not even need the shim I mention in the video with a smaller footprint micro stop.