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Old 03-01-2017, 07:56 AM
BillL BillL is online now
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Default Don't cut that yet!!! It is a trick . . .

Originally Posted by Roy25101 View Post
OK... Dremel it is. I'm always looking for an excuse to buy a new tool. Thanks y'all...
Roy, be sure you double check the edge distance on this before you cut to the print. I had to replace mine, many do.

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Old 03-01-2017, 08:40 AM
Flying Canuck Flying Canuck is offline
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I don't think I trimmed mine much because I needed the length for placing the rudder pedal as far aft as possible, I just cut out the lightening holes.

If I had trimmed it, it would have been on my band saw. I can cut .040 easily if I have a reasonably new metal cutting blade. The stock wood cutting blade is useless, but blades are pretty cheap and make a huge difference. It works well enough to cut the thick 3/4" bar stock that's to make the canopy wedge spacer.

The Dremel cut off wheel is a great tool though, I've used it lots. I've got through a lot of sandpaper pieces for the drum attachment, very handy in some of the awkwardly placed and sized openings.
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