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Brandan
Hagerty Employee

Wrenchin’ Wednesday: The science behind CAD — cardboard aided design!

Sheet metal fabrication can be streamlined and time-wasting mistakes can be minimized by using a cardboard template. Phillip Thomas has some tips.

 

Read the full article at Hagerty.com https://www.hagerty.com/media/maintenance-and-tech/wrenchin-wednesday-the-science-behind-cad-cardboa...

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Brandan
Hagerty Employee

"Oh no, I'm all out of cardboard! I'd better order some car parts online so I can use the boxes."

audiobycarmine
Advanced Driver

Nah... Pizza is more certain to be used, in a timely fashion. 

Pepperalls
Detailer

When curves are involved, some applications lend themselves to the "layers of masking tape (or other tape) method. Overlap the tape by 1/3 to half and even go across the other direction if you want it stiffer. You can marker reference lines on it and/or outline the hole the piece if filling.

 

Pull off the tape, flatten it out. Cut the piece from flat stock and work the curve you need into it.

 

Tape + single-ply cardboard is good too.

 

Great job on your rock guard by the way.