Cheap and Easy Centering rings?

Cheap and Easy Centering rings?

Post by Steven Adle » Sat, 03 Mar 2001 20:59:02



Anyone know were I can find a centring ring cutter for making easy cardboard
c/r's
Steven Adler
 
 
 

Cheap and Easy Centering rings?

Post by Joel Corwit » Sat, 03 Mar 2001 22:22:49


Craft stores have circle cutters.  Haven't tried it in cardboard yet.

Joel. phx

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> Anyone know were I can find a centring ring cutter for making easy
cardboard
> c/r's
> Steven Adler


 
 
 

Cheap and Easy Centering rings?

Post by Terry Cook » Sun, 04 Mar 2001 12:47:35


I had a friend of mine machine one for me, then I went to the hardware store
and found out that General Tool makes a gasket cutter that should do the
job. It has two blades on a cross piece, and works in a drill press. It is
also pretty cheap, around $16.
 
 
 

Cheap and Easy Centering rings?

Post by David Weinshenke » Sun, 04 Mar 2001 14:33:19


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> Oh, and my computer to draw the patterns.

LOL!

-dave w

 
 
 

Cheap and Easy Centering rings?

Post by The Silent Observe » Sun, 04 Mar 2001 14:29:54


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> Anyone know were I can find a centring ring cutter for making easy cardboard
> c/r's
> Steven Adler

I use scissors for the outside, and nibble the inside with a paper
punch.  Oh, and my computer to draw the patterns.

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Cheap and Easy Centering rings?

Post by The Silent Observe » Mon, 05 Mar 2001 15:04:40


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> > Oh, and my computer to draw the patterns.

> LOL!

> -dave w

Hey, I'm just too lazy to do it with a compass.  I do have such a beast,
which I use for things like dividing a circle on the spot to position
mounting screws or vent holes on a one-off basis, but centering rings
are something I need often enough to make patterns, store them, and
print them when needed.

When I need to make some rings, I print the patterns, attach them to the
glossy side of shirt cardboard (2x as many as I'll need rings) with
*** cement, cut them out, nibble out the center hole with a paper
punch, and then glue them together in pairs, glossy side out, after
removing the patterns.  They're practically free, and about the same
time as setting up a circle cutter on the drill press.

--
It is well to approach all wonders and miracles by gradual stages or
degrees . . .
                                                           Fritz Leiber

Donald Qualls, aka The Silent Observer           NAR # 70141-SR Insured
Rocket Pages                http://www.FoundCollection.com/
Telescope Pages            http://www.FoundCollection.com/

Opinions expressed are my own -- take them for what they're worth
and don't expect them to be perfect.

 
 
 

Cheap and Easy Centering rings?

Post by Steve Piett » Tue, 06 Mar 2001 10:24:48


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> Anyone know were I can find a centring ring cutter for making easy cardboard
> c/r's
> Steven Adler

I bought my alfa cutter from Chad Ring three years ago. He might still carry
them. Craft stores might also carry them in your area.

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