The tube was flattened by simply squeezing it in a vice. Because the metal was already stretched, I decided to heat the bend.
This is how the tube fits in Station 11 (upper). Noticed the flattened, bent tube.
Here's a picture of the tube with both ends flattened and bent.
The plans call for the flattened tube to measure 0.233 in. A doubler of .063 steel was cut from stock and everything was ground to the 22/32 in. radius called by the drawing.
This is how things will go together. Watching the individual parts come together is neat, but this kind of gives you the big picture. Bungees will wrap around the tube and skid and I have to build the pivot next.