I would have to agree... the stab and elevator would be a major undertaking, as can see in the following pics. You never know though, you could get motivated someday. You have the technique to replicate the wood (seen it!) just lots of scratch work involved.
As an aside, one of the things you and Jim have done here with the site upgrade (I think) that is a big improvement is image storage. Not having to find a third party to upload to and link really helps, and provides long term image stability on site.
Forget about the colors here... these were shot under green shop lighting, with daylight film, and a strobe with a gold insert... crazy mix. The structures and repair is of interest. I think the red stuff is used in original construction and by shop foreman Rich Horigan in the repair work. It is likely a high build primer. Also of note, the stab leading edge is a composite of pressed cellulose products, the elevator torque tube is a laminate of wood, with a riveted aluminum flange. These were taken in June 1992 on my first visit at Garber, trying to establish some credibility with them for a book I eventually published on the topic. The airframe pics were about ten years later! Sorry, I have nothing of the wings. they were in storage, and inaccessible at the time I was there.