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Brent Golden

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11-09-2011 12:20 AM

I need to find some kind of material for above mentioned. Maybe a real thin plastic I can lay on the wood to trace the pattern. Needs to bend around 2 and 4 inch wooden rods, or pvc pipes. ( don’t ask) Also, like to be able to hang it up when done til I need to use it again. Anyone have any good ideas? Maybe a thin lexan or something like that. Thanks…..Brent Golden

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cabmaker

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#1 posted 11-09-2011 12:45 AM

I have used one of those old school 2 inch wide rulers, you know that had advertisements on them and would curl up around your finger when you tap them. I ve managed to keep mine safe and secure but sounds perfect for your application.

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#2 posted 11-09-2011 12:49 AM

I have used some thin acrylic sheets ,from Lowe’s, for this type of pattern.

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#3 posted 11-09-2011 12:51 AM

Lee Valley has two (24” + 36” I think) Blending Curves that you can bend to any shape you want (pretty much).

I have both and used them to shape the sides and ends of a recent project. They work great!

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#4 posted 11-09-2011 01:29 PM

I’ll repost in non-shop talk with pic. Thanx

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#5 posted 11-09-2011 02:42 PM

I use this material quite often. I still have scraps from remodelling barns.

“puckboard” is High-Density white, polyethelyne panel. They come in 1/8” 1/4” and 1/2”, thickness.Very easy to cut.

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#6 posted 11-09-2011 02:46 PM

For most of my patterns I use formica counter top laminate but I don’t need to bend i around anything.
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#7 posted 11-09-2011 03:00 PM

Where is “puckboard” available? Lumber yards?

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#8 posted 11-09-2011 07:47 PM

I would use the cheap thin plastic cutting boards, the ones that are barely thicker then film, for bending around the pipe. I can’t think what type of plastic it is, but you could order some to be as long as you needed it to be.

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#9 posted 11-09-2011 10:05 PM

In Canada I buy it at Agriculture stores. If you have a TSC store nearby try them.

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