Curtiss Jenny Restoration

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Location: Peachtree City, Georgia, United States

Saturday, December 19, 2009


Decided to tackle the turtledeck today. I didn't pre-cut the grooves in the bulkheads because I wanted to make sure the stringers were nice and straight. I did cut the grooves in the first bulkhead and the second to last bulkhead. Connecting the two gave me natural straight lines.

Once the stringers were in place, I marked their location on the bulkheads.

Putting a dado blade in the table saw, and setting it to 1/4 in., the grooves were cut. The cuts were 1/4 in. deep which when the stringers were inserted left 1/4 in. sticking out.

Then the bulkheads were reinserted and the stringers put into the grooves.

Nice and straight.



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