Re: Idea Dilemma
templates from cardboard?
all the time.
most of my sheet metal work is cardboard first.i have a roll of hard paper set up just for this.
on multiple curved pieces i used duct tape-tape entire area im attempting to replicate,peel tape off and cut slits to make tape lay flat.this is the pattern to cut sheet out and roll/bend to shape.
weld cutouts and basic or mirrored shape is close to original.works very well.
my power naps are sometimes my motivation when i hit the mental wall.
using wire,or wood for templates also works,depending on the need.
clear lexan/plexi for mock-ups to mark drill holes or bracket locations is very handy too.
sometimes that piece of useable scrap steel is more precious than other stuff laying around.