Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Bulkhead forms

Build hours: 14
The patterns were outlined onto a piece of 5/8" particle board. A combination of bandsaw and jigsaw was used to cut the line on the particle board. Two forms were made for each bulkhead. The form were aligned with two 1/4" bolts and smoothed on a disc sander. The forms were then labeled and marked as TOP and BOTTOM and which way to bend the tabs to avoid a screwup later when metal was involved! Finally the bending edge was radiused with a coarse file, sanded and checked with a radius gage. A final check was made to verify the bulkheads matched the original plans outline.

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