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Toot Wing Ribs in Michigan

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Jan 10, 2009
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Hi All

Well its been one week since I was in Texas learning how to build a wing rib, and today I started to build my first rib but ran into a bump...this was probably expected...thank goodness this is a minor bump.

The bump I speak of is wood cracking when trying to bend around the forming jig.... beginners mistake...when you start breaking parts the $$$
start adding up so its in your best interest to make a phone call and get the answer from the master builder.

I will be soaking my cap strips over night, put them in the bending jig in the morning; let it dry; and then its build time. We did this process a bit faster in Texas, but it should work the same way tomorrow.

Below is a picture of my work area in Michigan. Its not as cool as Tommy's
Toot factory but it will do for rib building.


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