Curtiss Jenny Restoration

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Location: Peachtree City, Georgia, United States

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Routing the longerons

The fuselage was broken down completely in preparation for varnishing. It felt kind of funny - this big, wire braced fuselage which you worked so long building was reduced to a pile of sticks, a box of fittings and a pile of wires.

Such is progress.

Graham and I routed the lower longerons today. I borrowed Walter Ivey's 1/2 in shank plunge router (mine was 1/4 in) and used a 3/4 in wide bit purchased from Woodworkers Supply.

The depths of the routs varied from 1/8 in. deep behind the splice to 3/8 in deep at the tail post. In essence, the "I" section got thinner towards the rear.

Here's a sample of the longerons. Next step is to sand them, varnish tham, and add the copper end.




Anonymous Greg H. said...

Beautiful job Brian.

10:11 AM  

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