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Old 09-20-2017, 02:56 PM
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Unhappy Edge Roll after dimpling?

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So I got over enthusiastic and dimpled some of my wing skins before I used my Cleveland edge forming tool to break the edges that overlap.

Am I out of luck, or is there a way to break the edge after dimpling?



(I searched but didn't find an answer)
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Old 09-20-2017, 03:02 PM
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I hate it when that happens. Use a hardwood block with a shallow slit to carefully roll the edge. Compare your work to a properly rolled edge as you go.
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Old 09-20-2017, 03:02 PM
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You can use the Avery tool and get it pretty close, I did exactly the same thing on one of my skins, it turned out fine (you can't even tell) but I couldn't get the Cleveland Tool to work because of the dimples.

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Old 09-20-2017, 03:14 PM
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Use your Cleaveland tool between the rivets and then match the edge break with an Avery tool or hand seamers at the rivets
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Old 09-20-2017, 03:50 PM
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Happened on one of my skins too! I used the Cleaveland tool. Start with it loose and tighten it down over several passes. Redimple the holes when you are finished. Came out just fine (to my surprise!).
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Old 09-21-2017, 10:30 AM
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VAF is a great site!

Thanks for all the tips. I ordered the Avery edge roller from Cleaveland Tools yesterday.

I have plenty of edges to break so I'll probably use several of the suggestions.
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