I was curious if you guys have done this and/or how you have done this, if there are any tricks or tools, squares, or guides, that you could share with me. I would appreciate feedback… here’s my situation:
I have a 9ft long part made from sheet… These are the options I have brainstormed to achieve producing it:
- I cut 8ft of the part, then 1 foot of the part, weld together, grind/polish and hope I dont have grind divots/marks on my base metal or warpage from heat.
- I cut the 9 foot part in half to make the weld seem more uniform to the center of the part, but same process as #1.
- I cut 8ft of the part, then hand draw the rest and cut by hand.
- I split my drawing into 2 cuts, line up my longest straight edge of the cut to be parallel with my Y axis, make the first cut, slide sheet so remainder is on table, run my torch along the Y axis to where my sheet is aligned with my reference cut, go to end of first cut and zero work position, start 2nd cut of the drawing.
Im hoping #4 is something that guys do, and hopefully I’m not missing anything in that process because Id love to make it work.