Working on the Airplane

Today I started to prepare the right side brake pedals for installation.  I also spent some time shoveling the gravel on the hangar floor to try and help encourage good drainage of rain.  I was glad to spend less time on workshop infrastructure and actually get to work on the bearhawk some. 

Shouldn't he be using a vice to hold that part?

Shouldn't he be using a vice to hold that part?

I noticed that the hole for the mounting bolt was a little undersized, as would be expected with a welded part like that.  A quick pass with a drill bit cleaned it up.  This would have also been a nice job for a reamer if I had one, but this part turned out fine with the drill bit too.  Note to self- move the vice from the clubhouse to the hangar.  You can’t build an airplane without a vice, at least not safely.