The drill jig really made life easier, although I still measured a hundred times before actually pulling the trigger on the drill.
Unfortunately, I was saddened to learn that my aviation mentor Bill Schadler passed away on Friday. Many years ago, he took a starry eyed, aviation crazed ten year old under his wing and gave me the world. He taught me how to fly in an Aeronca Champ. I learned how to rib stitch, shoot a rivet gun and change Lycoming cylinders before I was old enough to drive. He taught me lessons in life that I still use today.
He was my mentor. He was my hero. He was my friend. I will miss him.