Despite having very little time to devote to the project today, I was able to dimple one elevator skin for the stiffeners. I used the c-frame for all the dimples except the two closest to the trailing edge. For those I used the close quarters rivet set that uses the pop rivet puller.
This time, unlike when I did the rudder skin, I didn’t make any mistakes nor did I allow either of the dies to make any small dents or impressions. I’ve got my technique down fairly well now, but my setup still leaves a lot to be desired. Since it doesn’t look like I will have the funds for the wings until later this summer, there is a high likelihood that I will have a break between the completion of the empennage and the wings. I will use that time (if it occurs) to build a better table top for dimpling as well as a wing jig. The wing jig really isn’t a jig, more of a stand that will allow access to both sides of both wings.
Tomorrow I have nothing planned, so hopefully I’ll get a good bit done in the shop.