Using a nibbling tool to cut away the metal strap bridging the opening in one of the F-1215 fuselage ribs.
The W-1215 rib on left has the strap … W-1215 rib on the right has the strap removed.
After the straps were removed from all the W-1215 ribs, each rib was filed smooth and given a final smoothing with the 1” Scotch-Brite wheel.
Using the 1” Scotch-Brite wheel to smooth the edges of a W-1215 fuselage rib.
Next up are the baggage compartment ribs which hopefully will get done tomorrow.