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Old 12-25-2015, 02:39 PM   #15
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All are very kewl!!! Thanks for sharing!!!
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Old 12-25-2015, 03:52 PM   #16
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Very nice indeed. Tasteful tats for the Airstream.
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Old 12-26-2015, 09:46 AM   #17
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These are terrific and so well crafted! Are you decorating the interior with the same creativity? I'm guessing so and would love to see pictures of that too!
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Old 12-26-2015, 03:18 PM   #18
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Great idea! I like these very much! Probably not a great idea but I'll throw it out there; what about painting just the cut edge of the pieces so there is a thin outline maybe the color of your tow vehicle? You'd need a real tough paint to survive the attachment process so maybe not practical or worth the effort. Leland
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Old 12-26-2015, 10:07 PM   #19
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Great idea! I like these very much! Probably not a great idea but I'll throw it out there; what about painting just the cut edge of the pieces so there is a thin outline maybe the color of your tow vehicle? You'd need a real tough paint to survive the attachment process so maybe not practical or worth the effort. Leland
Thanks Leland, it's worth thinking about.
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Old 12-27-2015, 08:31 AM   #20
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A clever, artful resolution to an expensive dilemma - love it!
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Old 12-28-2015, 10:18 AM   #21
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Great Idea!

What tools are you using for such intricate cutting?
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Old 12-28-2015, 11:04 AM   #22
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What tools are you using for such intricate cutting?
I have a nibbler and tin snips - both are pneumatic harbor freight tools. And a dremmel with cutoff wheels for finishing the edges and detail corners/cutouts. Primary tool is the snips which provide an amazing degree of accuracy with a clean edge. They just can't turn a corner well. If you use the snips to run a cut line to another edge you can back the snips out and bend the rolled cut by hand and it will snap off cleanly at the stopping point.
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Old 12-28-2015, 11:24 AM   #23
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I was wondering the same thing. I will have to check out the nibbler on the next harbor freight run .Very nice shapes. Easy to tell what that are. Are you using a stencil or drawing an outline.
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Old 12-28-2015, 08:37 PM   #24
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I was wondering the same thing. I will have to check out the nibbler on the next harbor freight run .Very nice shapes. Easy to tell what that are. Are you using a stencil or drawing an outline.
Just drawing freehand based on Googled images.
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Well its a fantastic job and looks very nice and whimsical.
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I agree with AggieDude! I do need patches and I'd buy some from you. If you enjoy making the patches, why not post a notice in the classifieds?
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Old 12-31-2015, 01:01 AM   #27
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I agree with AggieDude! I do need patches and I'd buy some from you. If you enjoy making the patches, why not post a notice in the classifieds?
I'll think about doing that. So far it's been the most enjoyable part of this renovation. I'm cleaning and rebuilding my Vista View windows now... Wish I was just cutting patches
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