Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Template

The sidecar body was the perfect example to show the sheet metal shaping class tonight how to make a template to transfer shapes and forms using painters tape.

Blue painters tape is laid down in one direction with reinforced packing tape laid down in the other direction. This locks in the shape and allows the form to be transferred. Once its pulled, sprinkle some talcum powder to prevent the blue tape from sticking again. Very simple and much more effective than trying to use chipboard or paper and pie-cutting it to lay flat against the surface.

Need the template for the otherside?

No problem! Just pop it inside out and works for otherside.

The 20ga steel has been cut using a Beverly sheer and is now ready for some shaping. Stay tuned!

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