I am to the point where the horizontal stabilizer and elevator ready to skin, but had to wait until I received a visit from the EAA Technical Counselor before I could proceed.. He stopped by Wednesday and had a look at the "bones" and was impressed with the quality of the work, so he gave me a good review.
Now I can go ahead to close them up!
I've been reading some other blogs (Peter V's and Jim's) that have provided some good tips on what to look out for while closing things up, particularly to look for any twists. So I cleco'd the skin on the horizontal stabilizer and drew the line down the center of each side. I then placed the frame pointing upwards and attached a string from the leading edge with a weight to see where the line differed from the string.
It turns out I did have a slight twist, so I'm in the process of moving clecos around to 'pull' the twist back into alignment. Any additional advice on the best 'fool proof' method for doing this would be appreciated. I've seen some folks clamp the frame and measure with a digital angle to the table to just moving clecos around. Once I get things into alignment, I plan to use the clamping method mentioned on Peter C's blog to make sure the elevator matches the horizontal stabilizer.