Drawing out the panel

 

 

 

  1. Once your template is cut out. Tape it down to the metal as evenly as possible and trace around it with a permanent marker. You only have to actually trace upto the straight line marks. From mark to mark you can draw a line with a ruler.
  2. Mark the bend points on the inside edges prior to cutting.
  3. Place masking tape around the trace marks of the panel. The tape keepís the jigsaw from placing deep scratches in the metal. Do both sides of the trace to keep your jigsaw level.
  4. Cut the panel out using a jigsaw. Slow blade speed moveing straight up and down (not angled) with cutting lubricant (wd40 or pb blaster) works best.
  5. De-bur the edges and smooth out curved points with a dremel or with some rough sand paper.

 



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