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Old Sep 25, 2013, 04:14 PM
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Step 12

Business (wisp) end of broom construction.

The broom is formed from the two cutouts. On one cutout, draw a centerline down it's length and then mark a spot 8.75 inches from the tail end. Draw a line at 90 degrees. This is you rudder hinge line. Separate the rudder with a knife and bevel the front edge with a sanding block.

On the second cutout, do the same, but also cut down the centerline. You should note that I added some scrap to the tail of the front pieces to cover the gaps when the rudder is turned left or right.

Next, hinge the rudder using 3 Dubro pinned hinges and CA. Then glue the front horizontal pieces at 90 degrees. Then glue the back pieces to the rudder, offset, so they do not bind with the front pieces. Let dry.

The broom handle is integrated into the wisp end by 3.5 inches. Cut a slot in the front of this section, the width of the handle, and Gorilla Glue the handle to the wisp. Check the alignment of the handle to the fins.
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