Restoration & New Airframe of an Albatros D.V
I acquired the first pieces of this Albatros D.V. in an auction at Summers Place, where Sotheby's UK used to hold aeronautica auctions two or three times a year.  Later I was to learn that these pieces were obtained by the seller from a Belgian collector.  Later I obtained more pieces from another seller who had obtained his pieces from the same source.  I believe they are all from the same wreckage not only because they are from the same source, but also because the aging is identical; the right undercarriage leg is identical to the left, both have mottled black and green paint, etc.
 
I wanted to see all of these pieces as they once existed in relation to each other, before whatever catastrophe occurred which resulted in this aircraft smashing to earth.  To do this, I needed to replicate the original bulkheads or 'formers,' if you will.  I knew Frank Garove pretty well.  Frank was present during the Smithsonian's restoration of their original D.Va. and took copious measurements and had come over to my house several times to measure various fittings.  Frank kindly gave me copies of his bulkhead drawings.  I needed to convert Frank's measurements to full scale drawings and I posted a message on The Aerodrome forum seeking help.  The Halsteads at Canvas Falcon Engineering offered to help, but I had know idea  what these fine people meant by the word 'help.'  Lucy Halstead, pregnant with her third child, took on the task of rendering beautiful, CAD drawings of each bulkhead, one after another, and printing them out for me.  Hours and hours of work which would have cost a tremendous amount of money, all of it donated by her.   This is an extraordinary family with a beautiful website and tremendous resources to bring to bear on any aviation project - I can not recommend them enough.
 
I lightly glued each of Lucy's paper blueprints to plywood and cut-out the formers with an electric jigsaw.  Many Spring evenings in 2004 were spent with a glass of wine around the patio table with my wife and little girl, Lily, as I peeled-off the blueprint paper and sanded the rough edges of the bulkheads. You can see my work below, day by day, along with the careful disassembly of various original parts which would later be attached to the new bulkheads.  
 
I posted daily reports and photos on The Aerodrome forum.  The 'days' shown below are not continuous.  The actual work occurred over the Spring and Summer of 2004.
Day One: The left undercarriage leg attachment fitting is disassembled.  These bolts have been on for some 87 years and do not come off easily.

The prize is the moment when the inner and outer fittings separate and the thin, original plywood skin is revealed. The fitting we have been looking at is for the left undercarriage leg, while the skin shown above is actually from the right side as the left side's skin was in many more pieces. 
Day Two: here you can see bulkhead number 5 as drawn by Frank Garove, Lucy Halstead's CAD drawings, and then the blueprint lightly glued onto birch plywood and cut-out.
Day Three: the completed bulkhead five is shown below. 

Further research uncovers an interesting conflict.  The Albatros factory photo below right (enlarged left) shows bulkhead 5 with a different top layout where a piece of plywood actually separates the two machine guns from one another.  These are early D.V.s - the large fairing behind the cockpit was quickly removed in the field because it obstructed the pilot's rear view.
   
Day Four: bulkhead 6 is seen here with the right undercarriage leg fitting being attached.
Day Five: bulkhead 6 is shown below left, looking aft.  Below right is the bulkhead upright and now held in place by longerons, with bulkhead 5 behind it.  This photo is looking forward.
 
Day Six: here the spar cap is attached to bulkhead 5, allowing for bolt holes to be exactly drilled. 
And here the wing stub fittings are prepared.  
 
Day Six: bulkheads 5 and 6 complete with longerons and fittings.
 
Day Seven: the entire structure is hoisted into the air, with bulkhead 7 added, the small bulkhead which is parallel to the cockpit seat and open at the top.
Day Eight: bulkheads 3, 4 and 8 have been added, along with the cabane strut and undercarriage legs.
The cabane strut is attached to the fuselage by way of an attachment fitting hand-made for me by Kolomon Mayerhofer.
The final assembly below, looking aft.