I have finally managed to make a start! I have had nearly 8 weeks of sickness, a bout of prostate trouble followed by a heavy chest infection topped off with a dose of covid. Better now except for the lingering post covid cough.
Anyway, first job, the rudder, fabricated from 1/16" brass sheet and 5/32 brass rod. Once cut out, the two slots were milled 2mm from the edge, leaving enough space for a good strong joint. Next a 1/16" slot the length of the rudder blank was milled into the 5/32" rod, due to my goggy eyesight it is slightly off center but not enough to make any difference. I can't silver solder them together yet as I need some soft iron wire to bind them together whilst being soldered. For those that didn't know silver solder will not bond to soft iron wire. I have a roll somewhere but can't find it, so Amazon to the rescue!