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Old 07-11-2012, 11:12 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I'm going to be using waterproof carpenter's glue -- the light brown Titebond. There will be lots of gluing -- the jigsaw joints first, then the 2 copies of the same cut pieces, then the adjacent layers; using the 1/2" holes with alignment dowels. I'm planning on starting at the nose and I should be able to glue up the first 8-12" (at least!) pretty soon.

I started on the smoother SU model using the sections as the starting point, and I found that some parts were less difficult and some were very difficult. I am not sure if I can put the effort into do the new SU, when building the real thing is starting...

I got 6 more sheets cut today -- 10 done and 83 to go! I had "chauffeur" duties for my son today (he was working at my in-laws house), and I had to relearn the process of getting the g-code files. I took the time to correct *most* of the minute drafting glitches already, so doing enough to produce sheets should be relatively quick in the morning. Tomorrow should be 8 or 10 more I hope.
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