Here's a quick tutorial showing the forming of the vertical fin root rib for a Zenith CH-750 Cruzer. This technique will work for wing ribs as well. As alway...

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Comment by Damon Brantley on December 5, 2016 at 9:42am

Good video. Great idea for using CA on the nose. I can understand about cats being under foot. I have three cats and there is always at least one around trying the help.

Comment by Chris Boultinghouse on November 9, 2016 at 7:34am

Brian, I'm glad it helped! That little brass hammer and the CA-hardened wood really makes the difference on the small radius. The best results are with a form block with an aluminum face / radius, but that's really overkill for us amateurs. :-)

Comment by Brian Thomas on November 8, 2016 at 9:10pm

Thanks, Chris.  I was having problems with my rib noses, and had been putting them off.

Comment by Chris Boultinghouse on November 7, 2016 at 9:34am
LOL! Love it. Yes, cats are devious creatures, but also rather entertaining and snuggly (when they choose to be). :-)
Comment by John Austin on November 6, 2016 at 4:28pm
Comment by Chris Boultinghouse on November 6, 2016 at 10:40am
Thanks John! That cranky old cat... she's 24 years old, stone deaf, and loves to sleep right in front of my workbench!
Comment by John Austin on November 6, 2016 at 7:25am
Great video! I'm sure everyone enjoyed it except for the kitty! ;>)

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