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Daf

posted on 29/12/13 at 05:15 PM Reply With Quote
Fishmouth

Just thought I'd share this with everyone as it may be of use to someone: I wanted to "fishmouth" some of the tubes on my roll cage but didn't want to fork out on an expensive tool and I don't have a printer at home to use the online tube calculators (I could have gone in to work to print it - but it's Christmas and on principal I'm not going to set foot in the office!!)

So! I simply took a block of wood and drilled through it with a hole saw (the same diameter as the cage) then I drilled a second hole at 90 degrees to the first one. If you push the tube into one of the holes - bingo you have a template to draw around!

This has probably been covered before but I never came across this "technique" when I searched

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MikeRJ

posted on 29/12/13 at 05:53 PM Reply With Quote
If the tube and a bi-metal saw were a snug fit in the wooden block you might even be able to use it to do the fish-mouthing.
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Benzine

posted on 29/12/13 at 07:01 PM Reply With Quote
Locost version of this is uncooked spaghetti with rubber bands/sellotape:


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Daf

posted on 29/12/13 at 07:04 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Benzine
Locost version of this is uncooked spaghetti with rubber bands/sellotape:



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Daf

posted on 29/12/13 at 07:05 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Benzine
Locost version of this is uncooked spaghetti with rubber bands/sellotape:




I LIKE that!

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Nosey

posted on 29/12/13 at 08:35 PM Reply With Quote
Yep, very locost and very handy way out!
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speedyxjs

posted on 29/12/13 at 09:26 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Benzine
Locost version of this is uncooked spaghetti with rubber bands/sellotape:




Excellent thanks for this tip!





How long can i resist the temptation to drop a V8 in?

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Saimonisha

posted on 27/2/14 at 08:39 AM Reply With Quote
Useful

Hai, I agree with you. Really useful tips. Thanks .
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