Pie Panels Cut

Finally got the pie panels in the inner dome cut out, and I’m now all set to fit the hinges when they arrive.

Cutting them out wasn’t so bad and took about 20 minutes each. I thought cutting the curves would be difficult but it wasn’t.

I first marked out the pie panels using the outer dome and then stepped in an additional 3/16″ making a border. I cut a slot with a dremel on the verticals and then cut down with a hacksaw blade. I could have used a dremel, but I think the saw gave me a straighter/cleaner line. I then carefully followed the top and bottom curve with a dremel. I finished up the edges with a hand file.

Pie Panels Cut Out

As always more photos in the gallery.

Posted by Chris on January 23rd, 2007 in Dome | Comments Off on Pie Panels Cut

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