The biggest challenge of the navigation table reconstruction is building the table to original specifications without the aid of the manufacture's drawings!
Based on photos from other reconstructed tables, a few original pieces salvaged from other Ansons, a Styrofoam mock up and creation of CAD drawings, the arrangement and dimensions of the navigation table was determined.
The Styrofoam mock up was handy to confirm the mounting and fit in the Anson. The forward starboard and port corners of the table determined by the mock up was critical in setting the dimension of the table. As well as the top rail of the door opening which will be discussed later. The dimensions of the hinged leaf in the down position was checked to ensure it would clear the forward wing strut. In the photo below, the leaf is shown on the right side in the down position.
More to come.......