Skinning the vertical stab

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kennyw
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Skinning the vertical stab

Postby kennyw » Mon May 26, 2014 10:10 am

I'm all ready to rivet the skin onto the VS. But, I can't seem to find anyone to buck rivets with me. Theres only about 6 or so rivets just on the first side that I'm scare of ***ing up.

Anyone have any tips/tricks for solo skinning the VS?

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Postby captain_john » Mon May 26, 2014 10:43 am

If you can't find someone to buck them with, give it a try solo. If they start to look like crap, stop and put the part aside and move onto something else. Get back to it later.

Find an experienced builder in your area to help you through the hard parts.

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Postby clreding » Tue May 27, 2014 2:23 pm

Where are you located?

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Postby kennyw » Tue May 27, 2014 3:34 pm

clreding wrote:Where are you located?


Other side of the country, KBVS.

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Postby kennyw » Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:57 pm

So, my neighbor came over and helped me buck some rivets tonight. We spent about an hour practicing on some scrap and then tackled the vertical stab.

We got the forward spar rivets and center rib done on the first side. And almost finished the other side before it got too late. It looks to me like I might be over dimpling. But, I thought I'd post this picture and see what the pros here think:

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Postby plbarrett2004 » Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:07 am

Looks good to me!

As for solo riveting, if you don't have one of the Flush Swivel Rivets sets, I recommend picking one up from Avery http://www.averytools.com/prodinfo.asp?number=1047. They're great for solo riveting. I've used mine extensively.

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Postby kennyw » Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:54 am

plbarrett2004 wrote:Looks good to me!

As for solo riveting, if you don't have one of the Flush Swivel Rivets sets, I recommend picking one up from Avery http://www.averytools.com/prodinfo.asp?number=1047. They're great for solo riveting. I've used mine extensively.

Cheers,
Peter


Thanks Peter! As of this morning, I have one on order.


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