Building Tail Ribs

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wleferrand
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Building Tail Ribs

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Dear all,

Fair warning: I have 0 experience with wood construction.

My first goal for our Falco project is to build a jig that would allow an 8 year old to assemble the stabilizer rib at station 0.

I'm thinking of carving this jig in plastic or wood with a CNC: https://a360.co/2UHscdH (the web sharing tool is a bit crude but there is a backplate behind the drawing)

The bottom part of the jib will allow her to slide a 5x10 spruce stock, then cut the braces at the right length and with the right curves at the end. Then the top part of the jig will allow for the rib assembly, by cutting the capstrips on both ends then glueing capstrips with the braces.

Is there anything obviously wrong with this approach?

Thanks in advance for your insights!

william
wleferrand
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Joined: Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:27 am

Building Tail Ribs

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I got some quotes from local shops to cut up the jigs and it's not going to fly. Around 100e apiece. Maybe the first project will be to set up a CNC.
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