After taking a short break from the rudder, it was clear that I would need to rearrange the garage work-tables to work on the horizontal stab. The main spars a very long compare to the VS and rudder.
The first steps are to prepare the front and rear spars, the doublers, the spar caps and stringers. This is a lot of debrurring and final drilling.
I decided that I wanted to try and prepare and prime all the parts at one time, so I skipped all riveting steps and completed all the deburring and match drilling. This took a lot of time given that there are about 20 ribs, 2 large spars, and 4 stringers.