Curtiss Jenny Restoration

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Almost figured it out - 5 tuck Navy Splice

The control cables on the Jenny are all woven. Weaving cable always intrigued me probably because I was intimidated by it. Man, it sure looks complex. But, I was determined to learn.

I spent some time studying the diagram in the old Brimm and Boges book, trying to understand the process. I had the general idea, but it still seemed intimidating.

Luckily, Paul Dougherty took a few minutes to show me how to weave one during my visit to the Golden Age Air Museum this summer. Voila! That seemed easy! All I had to do was run home and weave my own, right?

Well, it wasn't that easy. As you can see below, it took a few tries. But, the last one I made was pretty close to the one Paul made for me. I think with a little more practice, I'll be ready to make the first cable for the Jenny.







When I get better at this, I'll post a step by step method of making the splice. Perhaps this will make it less intimidating to people like me out there.

Cheers

Brian

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