I have been putting in quite a few hours working on the plane during the holiday break. I have been quite blessed in that my new employer shuts down during the week between Christmas and New Years effectively giving us an extra week of vacation. In between the occasional holiday nap I have managed to spend 7 - 9 hours per day on the plane for the past 6 days or so. The result is that the center section of the fuselage has been riveted together and after Neil came over today the longerons have been notched and the center section joined to the tail cone. Here are some pictures going over what has been done up to this point. More (and full size) photos are in the gallery (link to the right).
Here are the spar box bulkheads being match drilled to the side plates.
Seat belt hard points being fabricated and installed.
Double countersinking the 904 bulkhead flange to allow the main landing gear assembly to nest into the bulkhead later.
God has blessed me incredibly with friends like Neil who helped me install heat in my shed. The result is that I am able to prime parts despite it being 29 degrees outside.
The last two images show more detail of how the center section of the fuselage is mated to the tail cone.