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    A Layout Punch Guide

    It is easy to find the intersection of two scribed lines with a layout punch if the lines are deep enough to feel. Here is a solution when you must not cut into the stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgsparber View Post
    It is easy to find the intersection of two scribed lines with a layout punch if the lines are deep enough to feel. Here is a solution when you must not cut into the stock.

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    Just curious about the aluminum coil. Was that supposed to be foil? Aluminum flashing? Interesting idea. I could see expanding it to make a template if I had several holes to lay out on multiple pieces. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeH View Post
    Just curious about the aluminum coil. Was that supposed to be foil? Aluminum flashing? Interesting idea. I could see expanding it to make a template if I had several holes to lay out on multiple pieces. Thanks.
    "Coil" is also called flashing. I can see where this is confusing so will correct the article. I also like your idea of making a template. You, Sir, have proved again that "all of us are smarter than any one of us."

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgsparber View Post
    "Coil" is also called flashing. I can see where this is confusing so will correct the article. I also like your idea of making a template. You, Sir, have proved again that "all of us are smarter than any one of us."

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    Ah well, don't know about smarter. It finally dawned on me later that coil could mean a coil of metal strip. Too many years of electrical engineering makes me think of coils made from wire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeH View Post
    Ah well, don't know about smarter. It finally dawned on me later that coil could mean a coil of metal strip. Too many years of electrical engineering makes me think of coils made from wire.
    JoeH,

    My mind works in different ways. It never occurred to me to confuse it with an inductor but it does makes sense now. I've been an EE since 1973. My guess is that you were more analog than digital.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgsparber View Post
    JoeH,

    My mind works in different ways. It never occurred to me to confuse it with an inductor but it does makes sense now. I've been an EE since 1973. My guess is that you were more analog than digital.

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    Worse than that, I did filter design for a lot of years, both passive and active. Not much call for that anymore.



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