Metal Template Tip

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  1. Mar 18, 2018 #1

    clay

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    In case anyone has not seen or thought about this technique for metal patterns:

    1. We often need templates to cut metal especially fuselage side panels to round side curvatures.

    2.Most of the time we use paper templates (tend to shrink); thicker metal (awkward to use easily and may require two people to get right and expensive) or.....

    3. Go to Lowes or Home despot and find a sheet of blue (generally) 1/4 inch or 1/2 inch foam packing sheet.

    a. Its light

    b, Does not shrink with age

    c. can be handled by a single individual

    d. conforms to most any shape.....

    e. have a complex shape, use thinner packing sheets.
     
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  2. Apr 3, 2018 #2

    redfire122

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    I used the 1/4" fanfold insulation for my cowling. Seemed to work pretty good.
     
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  3. Apr 3, 2018 #3

    lakeracer69

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    I like Rhino board used to protect new construction flooring. Works great for developing panels. Get it from the big box store (Lowes, HD, others). It comes in a roll and relatively cheap.
     

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