Also, lots of time was spent getting everything lined up for final drilling.
First, small pilot holes were drilled into the wood.
Then, larger holes were drilled into the sheet metal and a #6 brass screw was put in place. During the final assembly, small brass washers will be put under the head of each screw.
All the holes were drilled for the lower, side, upper and cockpit cowls. Here is where we stand today:
The fuselage is just about ready to cover. We have a few more odds and ends yet - riveting the windshields and adding the leather straps around the top cowl - but we are getting close.