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howard spary

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engel typhoon
« on: September 29, 2018, 03:23:17 PM »

hi all


is there any way of cutting out slots ie square holes on typhoon hull with a jig or is it all by sight ,small  drill and lots of fileing and patience


look forward to members thoughts
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Re: engel typhoon
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2018, 04:10:25 PM »

Hi Howard I use a Dremel to cut out all water ports, you can buy different size cutting discs

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Re: engel typhoon
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2018, 08:53:34 AM »

Mark them with masking tape, drill the centre out then file by hand
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Re: engel typhoon
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2018, 11:24:37 AM »

You could make a metal fence/template for the square holes, as there are a lot of them to open up, then do as Tom says. OTW supply photoetched templates with some of their models for opening up slots e.g. their Type VII and Surcouf are two that come to mind.

Recommend diamond coated and/or permagrit files, they hold an edge much better against the GRP.

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Re: engel typhoon
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2018, 07:42:55 PM »

A agree with the Permagrit option, very good tools for this sort of work. On the subject of the guide for cutting the holes, many (many!) years ago I obtained a Darnell Type 21 from one of our members. He had started to super detail it and had manufactured guides for cutting the deck slots out. He had used old hacksaw blade pieces, epoxied together in the appropriate pattern to hack the holes correctly...never used it though, but he was a very talented submarine builder so I have no doubt it would have been successful in use.

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