Curtiss Jenny Restoration

Welcome! We hope you enjoy following the restoration process of a 1918 Curtiss JN4D Jenny. Once completed, the aeroplane will be flown and displayed at the Candler Field Museum in Williamson GA (30 miles south of Atlanta). You can contact me below by clicking on "VIEW MY PROFILE"

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Location: Peachtree City, Georgia, United States

Friday, August 21, 2009

Varnishing the Landing Gear

The entire landing gear was broken down into its components this afternoon and the gear legs were given a final sanding. Then the legs were hung up on the rack for varnishing.

Brighton decided he was going to "paint" the parts. Luckily, I had not mixed up the varnish yet.

It's pretty neat to see the bare wood take on the amber color. I gave each leg two coats of varnish. The first coat was very thin. The second was thicker. Do you like the kids leftover halloween stickers?

Here's the airfoil getting varnished.

The parts are drying as we speak. It's amazing how that first coat of thin varnish raises the grain. When everything is dry, the legs will get coppered and another coat of varnish.

The castings John Gaertner made arrived in the mail today. Beautiful! John's work never ceases to amaze me.


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