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Radial Skybolt Builder: 220.45% completed
Aug 21, 2006
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South Jersey
Last night I was forming the leading edge of one of the Skybolt's stabilizers. It was about 12:30 in the morning. It was my second night of working on the same piece. Over bending, rebending, over bending again. It was at a point that I was real close to getting the right fit after working through a lot of that learning we're always talking about.

Somewhere between taking that 7/8ths .049 4130 tube out of the bending jig and sizing it up to the stabilizer pattern for the umpteenth time I got the feeling that I was doing something more than bending a piece of tubing. I paused for a moment trying to capture the thoughts that I had. Hard to explain... hard to put into words... actually neither of them would do it justice.

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