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    I making an odd ball 3 way pipe miter and after going down the rabbit hole grinding and fitting, I made a 3D printed pattern. Stu
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  • #2
    Nice job! Handy little things, aren't they?

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    • #3
      Great idea, great implementation!
      Southwest Utah

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      • #4
        Can be done with normal straight cuts
         
        Helder Ferreira
        Setubal, Portugal

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        • #5
          The big engineering company where I grew up had a marine division. They did both rectangular and triangular cross section tubular booms for off-loading bulk material handling vessels such as grain, coal, etcetera. This was all pre computer, and the cut-templates were all designed by hand and then cut from cardboard manually. I never worked in the marine division, but the guys who did were very, very smart. ----Brian
          Brian Rupnow
          Design engineer
          Barrie, Ontario, Canada

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          • #6
            There are books on sheet metal pattern drafting that show how it is done manually.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Noitoen View Post
              Can be done with normal straight cuts
              That's the ticket, Thanks!. Also I want that saw! Stu

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              • #8
                Originally posted by deltap View Post
                There are books on sheet metal pattern drafting that show how it is done manually.
                I am a tin knocker, I gave my pattern book (by Daugherty & Powell, great book by the way, it got me through my apprenticeship) to a new apprentice when I retired. It just occurred to me that I could have taken measurements from the cad and made a paper pattern from that. Oh well it's done now, have to remember that for the future. Stu

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                • #9
                  That 3D print is a good solution. Whatever floats your boat.
                  Paul A.
                  SE Texas

                  And if you look REAL close at an analog signal,
                  You will find that it has discrete steps.

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                  • #10
                    For those of us who don't have a 3D printer this software works very well. I've used it quite a few times and
                    the templates it creates are very accurate. Really great for odd angle joints. For making joints in larger pipes
                    if you don't have a printer or plotter that produces larger drawings the software will produce multiple page
                    drawings that have register marks so you can overlap them accurately...

                    http://www.harderwoods.com/pipetemplate.php
                    Keith
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                    Just one project too many--that's what finally got him...

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