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DonStegall
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Default RE: The Smasher - Building the Wood V-Tail

I revised the V_Tail_Detail.pdf file because the upper right angle piece was a legacy from when I was designing the jig. Now you only need to print one copy of this PDF.

After cutting the base MDF to size, cut out the drawing for the base. The areas where the support holders are going to go are cut out.

Then the paper is flipped over and 3M77 is sprayed on it. While it is still wet, attach it to the base.

Now drill and tap 10-24 holes at the holes 1/2" from the front and back. Alignment of these holes is critical and you must use a drill press. If you mess up, flip over the piece of MDF and try again on the other side. Just make sure you orient the paper so the holes will not be in the same area.

After tapping the holes, soak in some thin CA. Let it fully harden, then re-tap the holes. finally buff the top of the holes with some sandpaper, but don't mess up the drawing.
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