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2/27/2009

Scarfed Plywood for Rib Webbing

Now that it's done, I realize that I probably didn't need to do it this way, but I'll go ahead and document it anyway. To build the fin ribs, I started with the plywood webbing. My plan was to cut the webbing to shape, then reinforce it with the capstrips. It was probably meant to be built like a wing rib, i.e. lay the capstrips down, then reinforce them with the plywood webbing. Oh well, it seemed to work out in the end.

To start the process, I scarfed some pieces of plywood together to make them long enough.

Total Time: 1.5 hrs.