Now, back to the Jenny!
Each splice gets two screws to help hold it together. I drilled and countersunk the hole and added the screws.
Then, I started building the top cross members. Each brace is a different length and has a different degree of taper. Watch out! The drawings show the dimensions at the centerline of the brace and does not take into account the taper.
I'll post more on this later. Each brace is also tapered laterally, too. I guess Curtiss was pretty weight conscious back then.
Here's how the universal fittings fit. Hope to have more in place soon.