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Started setup to final drill the trailing edges

I knew that I needed something heavy to hold the skins down. I had heard that other builders use lead shot in a bag, laid on top of a board to hold stuff down, but I didn't know where to get any and I didn't feel like going on a wild goose chase to look for some. So once again, I'm going to do this "Smitty" style. I went to Home Depot (my wife calls it Second Home Depot) and looked through a stack of 2x8's, looking for one that was straight and heavy. I finally found one that was cut from the center of a really old pine tree.

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