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Monday, February 20, 2012


Not a lot to report lately so there haven't been many updates.  Matt G and I did cut out a few ribs after making templates from a set of ribs that I found online.  Used the router I got over thanksgiving and learned that I really needed a router table to do a semi-quality job.  So I very slowly gathered the wood I needed to make a router table and ended up with a pretty nice 4 foot long by 1 foot wide table that the router mounts to.  Tonight I finally got it all finished up and put it to work.  I had two full size ribs that I needed to re-do so I nailed the first one to the new plywood and started cutting. It went great until almost the end when the template became detached and the new piece was ruined. Drats!  I had almost exactly enough plywood to just do the two pieces and no more so I had to make sure to do it right.  Thankfully with some luck (or my incredible skill) I managed to not screw up the pieces and I now have two very nice new ribs to install on the glider.

Plan is to work the next few days on getting the new ribs in place and then I'll finish tweaking the profile of the two false ribs that need replaced.  I have enough scraps large enough to make those I think.  Then I will have all the ribs replaced and can start working on putting the airbrake box back together and then eventually new skin.  I am starting to see the light at the end of this repair!

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