Hot-Wire Cutter Components
Using a hot-wire is an effective way to cut foam block used for composite construction. EAA staff member Mark Forss shows the component part that make up a hot-wire bow system.
Locating Blind Holes
EAA Technical Counselor Mike Busch provides a tip to help locate holes without the use of a hole-finder tool.
Drilling Holes in Composites
EAA Technical Counselor Mike Busch demonstrates the use of a hole saw to cut accurate holes in cured composite materials.
How to Make a Hot-Wire Bow
EAA Technical Counselor Mike Busch shows how to assemble a homebuilt hot-wire bow to cut foam for composite layups.
Epoxy Resin Scratch Test
EAA Technical Counselor Mike Busch demonstrates a tip to test epoxy resin to verify it has cured properly.
Joining Foam Cores
EAA Technical Counselor Mike Busch shows how to join foam core pieces together to make larger foam sections.
Knife Trimming Composites
EAA Technical Counselor Mike Busch demonstrates how to trim a layup while in the green state not fully cured.