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01-09-2012 at 06:51 PM

I am in the process of making a toy turtle. The plans indicate making a cyclinder or circle if you. The cylinder is 1 1/2 inched tall. It is 10 inches in diameter. The plans say to make six oval-shaped holes in this cylinder. The width of the oval holes is 3/4 inch. The length of the oval varies to accomodate either the tale, head or legs. How can I make these holes.


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#1 posted 01-09-2012 at 07:46 PM

A hole saw held 90 degrees to but off center on a cylinder will result in an ovoid hole. might be a little experimenting to achieve the required dimension(both diameter of the hole saw, and amount of off set), but it will work.

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