Dans mon Pou-du-Ciel

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Other duties as assigned — 2020-04-01 12:29:05

My Pou du Ciel project is moving a little slowly right now, as our spring money and time is being devoted to getting our grounds productive. Chickens, rabbits, alfalfa, oats, and a garden are the order of the day.

0.0 hours, $0.

Cleaned up glue on leading edge — 2020-03-09 13:32:27

Cleaned up glue on leading edge of rudder.

0.2 hours, $0.

Glued curved portion of leading edge — 2020-03-09 01:39:47

Glued curved portion of rudder leading edge.

0.4 hours, $0.

Cleaned up — 2020-03-05 20:23:21

Trimmed extra gusset length, cleaned up extra glue.

0.3 hours, $0.

Glued first leading edge strip — 2020-03-04 15:38:44

Glued the first leading edge strip and its remaining gussets.

0.5 hours, $0.

Glued a few gussets — 2020-03-03 21:07:52

Had a little T-88 and a few minutes left from another task, so I glued a few gussets on. They'll help align the leading edge when I do it tomorrow.

0.1 hours, $0.

Cleaned up rudder assembly, prepared leading edge — 2020-03-02 20:51:34

Removed excess glue. Beveled leading edge strips and cut gussets.

0.5 hours, $0.

Glued rudder ribs to spar — 2020-03-01 20:48:00

Glued rudder ribs to spar. If I were doing it again, I would build the ribs in situ, as the book describes; my ribs are nice, but it was a pain to get them glued well and properly wetted.

1.0 hours, $0.

Worked on rudder — 2020-02-21 14:52:26

Beveled rear tips of ribs to receive laminated border. Marked positions of ribs for assembly. Marked position of hardwood blocks for later reference.

0.3 hours, $0.

Glued up rudder spar — 2020-02-16 01:23:56

Glued rudder spar caps to blocks for mounting and tailwheel.

0.3 hours, $0.

Assembled rudder spar jig — 2020-01-29 23:02:15

Made a simple jig to hold rudder spar caps and blocks in place for gluing.

0.3 hours, $0.

Made new rudder spars — 2020-01-25 23:46:44

Wasn't happy with my previous rudder spars, which didn't lay quite straight. Cut and shaped new ones.

1.2 hours, $0.

Rebuilt wing rib jig — 2020-01-18 00:56:30

Rebuilt wing rib jig. Screwed up a nosepiece.

0.8 hours, $0.

Bent cap strips — 2020-01-16 23:12:30

Soaked and bent cap strips.

0.5 hours, $0.

Ripped cap strips — 2020-01-16 23:11:55

Ripped more cap strips.

1.0 hours, $0.