My Wooden Airplane
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2/21/2009

Cut Leading and Trailing Edges

I'd been puzzling over how I was going to shape the leading and trailing edges
of the fin and rudder. I knew I was going to use the table saw, but I wasn't exactly
sure how. Well, here's how I ended up doing it. I first measured the angle of the
trailing edge and set the table saw to that angle.

Then, I made the first cut. So far, so good. I cut about 2 feet off the end of that piece,
and used it as a jig. I attached it to the fence with double-sided foam tape.
Then I turned the piece of wood around and made the second cut.

Perfect! Just like I knew what I was doing!
I followed the same procedure for the leading edge.

Total Time: 3.5 hrs.