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Old 10-30-2004, 03:58 PM
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OK, so we missed an early change to that little pesky bulkhead that is by the instrument panel, supposed to make it an inch higher and didn't.

Went out in the shop, found original templet hank had returned, put it on new plywood drew a new curve

cut the piece on band saw
sanded piece on sander
cut ply twice as long
routed new shape on both sides of new full size templet.

Tomorrow we will align on current bulkheads, will align near perfect as bottom curve is on the current bulkhead and templet.

last week we added the required foam and fiberglass extension to the bulkhead

will route bulkhead on both planes the same and the same left and right.
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Old 05-04-2005, 12:58 PM
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The Fien tool also works great for cutting out the bulkheads. You will use it often during the build so it is well worth the cost.
Whether or not you use templates (I am a template person), you will need to cut the foam to specific sizes. Although not difficult, using a mat knife gives less than perfect cuts. Go to your local artists supply store and get a Logan
Series 1500 Foam cutter (abou $18.00) or equalivelent. This baby will hold a blade at 90 or 45 degrees (your selection) cuts easily, good visibility and no mess (other than the normal shedding of dust from the foam piece.) Use a straight edge or freehand it.
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Old 05-09-2005, 10:51 AM
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Here's the new - improved bulkhead templates with the extension tabs.

The tabs allow you to continue past the end with the router without damaging the part.
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