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Old 01-14-2015, 11:36 AM
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About to trim the F-652 bulkhead cover. Anyone have any tricks/tips on how best to do this?

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A band saw work just fine. Just hold it firmly to the table and it will do fine on the triangular bends. Hope this helps.
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Old 01-14-2015, 12:11 PM
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Thanks Steve, I was mostly asking how to best determine where to make the cuts. One option I can think of is to trace the opening from the rear of the 706 bulkhead, then measure a distance from that line. For that I'll have to un-cleco the top skin which may distort the opening a little.
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Thanks Steve, I was mostly asking how to best determine where to make the cuts. One option I can think of is to trace the opening from the rear of the 706 bulkhead, then measure a distance from that line. For that I'll have to un-cleco the top skin which may distort the opening a little.
This is what I would do Tom. It's not going to disort (without the top skin) enough to make a difference. The only thing that really matters is that you leave enough material so that your edge distances for the screws will be maintained. IIRC, I just tried to keep the same amount of overlap around the top as there was down the side width. Beyond that, just make it look nice, e.g. symmetrical on both sides. Good luck.
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Old 01-14-2015, 02:26 PM
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That worked out nicely Steve...

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