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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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Burnishing - Jewling - Machine Turning - call it what you wish

The seat cushion arrived from the upholsterer today. We had them put the old style buttons in the cushion, just like the Curtiss drawings.



Hey...the first panel was finished! Four Roloc disks later and four hours worth of work and the entire panel was done.



After the burnishing, the bead roller was used to put the 3/16 in. radius beads into the panel.



Two lines - 15/16 in. apart...according to the Curtiss drawings.



Here is the panel in place.



We also cut out the left side cowling.



More soon

Brian

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