Extreme Wood Propeller Making by NACA

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  1. Sep 13, 2018 #21

    dcstrng

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    What I find interesting is how many smaller, mom & pop firms there still are out there. The larger endeavors like Sensenich, Hartzell, McCauley and the like are probably where the hard-core science and technical research is mostly done, but it is refreshing to see lesser known ones still practicing the trade and passing the skills down… the young lady in the picture is the granddaughter of the original founder of the company in Missouri (still there when I visited), she and her husband do most of the props as I recall (the wagon is from the youngster who hang around as well), the clipboards are working orders, and the staircase leads to a balcony with a whole wall of clipboards for pending orders… the other picture is what showed up on my doorstep a few months later. In these days of digital, virtual world “reality” it is sometimes easy to forget that other craftsmen work with their heads and hands in the real world.
     

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  2. Sep 14, 2018 #22

    Larry Lyons

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    That's a nice looking prop!
     

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