This will probably be my only post today, just keep refreshing for freshness. I'll try to update every hour or so.
8:30 too early for geometry...
9:30 a couple knifed "datum references" so I don't loose my place as straight lines start disappearing (filled with a remnant of this summer's sidewalk chalk for clarity)
9:45 simple temporary tooling for transferring knife lines, it's not "clamped" the clamp pads serve as fixturing locators. Note also how the nesting forces sliding down ramp keep it stationary.
9:45 made a wedge shaped dog (off cut) for my ikea "Luxo" lamp dead simple don't know why I didn't do before. Shadows beware!
1:00 This lap joint kicked my butt. A ton of layout and a tiny bit of material removed... Well at least I only have 3-5 more.
That's no Star Destroyer, that's most of my structure prior to lots more work shaping
11:59 end of day 1. It's standing... Amazing how much easier planer joints are... Tomorrow afternoon I'll add some stretchers and get it into shape.