May 15, 2007

I've been trying to bend the capstrips for station 1 and it's not going well. One bent just fine. The other one broke and all the other tests I did broke. I could keep trying but I think I'll just do what Sequoia has used for the last 17 years. It's much easier and apparently works just as well. I ordered some spruce and will just go ahead with the rib without the leading edge.

I loaded the capstrips into the jig which is actually much harder to do without the rib lines drawn because I can't see how to angle the little holding blocks. The back part of the rib does take the curve without pre-bending. It takes a lot of pressure to hold it in place but the blocks to their job.

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