Curtiss Jenny Restoration

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Location: Peachtree City, Georgia, United States

Thursday, April 23, 2009


I put the modeling clay in the right peach basket today. A few seconds in the microwave (when the wife wasn't looking) made the clay soft and easy to mold. After it sits for a day (hardens), I'll pull it out of the peach basket and transfer the lines to the gear leg.

The patterns from the Golden Age Air Museum arrived today so I wasted no time tearing open the box. Thanks, Paul. I appreciate it.

The bulkheads were cut on the bandsaw.

Next step is to sand to the line with the spindle sander and cut all the notches for the stringers.

Here are the bulkheads in order. The lightening holes are marked, but not yet cut.

Looks neat!


Anonymous Brice Abell said...

I take it your wife doesn't read your blog!

2:11 PM  
Blogger Brian Karli said...

Actually, she does! I was teasing her with the blog. She was the one who suggested I heat the clay and make it easier to shape.


6:32 PM  

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