Shut off bracket and brass hinges
And here is where it goes.
The bracket will be screwed to the wood during the final assembly.
Tediously, I cut the long brass piano hinge into 1 1/4. pieces.
Then, with the help of the grinder and various files, the hinge gradually took on the appropriate shape.
Here is the pile of hinges after grinding. The top three have been dressed with the file and are ready to be drilled. The hinge at the top right is an original Jenny hinge on loan from Frank Shelling. It makes a great pattern!
The hinges will hold the turtledeck to the fuselage. Sorry for the poor photos. I think my trusty old digital camera has finally started to fail me. But I heard a rumor Santa was bringing a new one for Christmas. Lets hope so.