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Pocket size layout guide for holes.

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  • Pocket size layout guide for holes.

    I do lots of hole layout at work in steel pipes and i can remember the holes sizes but i can't set my dividers from memory. So i like everyone else hold my dividers up to a tape measure or use a rule to set them. Then i made this aluminum plate with a center and the rest of the hole sizes layed out in a semi circle. So now i just stick one leg of the dividers in the center punch mark and the other leg in the size i want. Simple enough. Sure knocked off a bunch of time when you have to layout 25 holes all different sizes. I even have room for sizes i might run across sometime Standard size fittings on the right and 3000# fittings on the left...Bob
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  • #2
    excellent idea!

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    • #3
      Pocket size layout guide for holes.

      Nice.... Except for the decimals

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      • #4
        Nice, but a few questions.
        1) why not just use a strait line for each length?

        2) seems to be a large jump in space from the 1" to 1.5" verses the 1.5" to 2"

        3) no 3" ?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by fabricator View Post
          Nice, but a few questions.
          1) why not just use a strait line for each length?

          2) seems to be a large jump in space from the 1" to 1.5" verses the 1.5" to 2"

          3) no 3" ?
          Straight would work.

          Don't know about the jump as those are the OD's of the couplings i use.

          I don't use a 3" coupling and the size could be added but our shop didn't have one laying around to measure...Bob

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          • #6
            Excellent idea Bob. Thanks for sharing. Will be making one for our shop

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            • #7
              good idea, now I know what I'll build next time I'm waiting on parts

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              • #8
                Originally posted by fabricator View Post
                Nice, but a few questions.
                1) why not just use a strait line for each length?

                2) seems to be a large jump in space from the 1" to 1.5" verses the 1.5" to 2"

                3) no 3" ?
                I think the #s on the right are correct but the #s on the left seem to be messed up...FWICT

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Doughboyracer View Post
                  I think the #s on the right are correct but the #s on the left seem to be messed up...FWICT
                  The left side is for 3,000# couplings are both sides are correct to the fittings. There is a line for 2" pipe on the right side as its the only size of pipe i use so i put it there. I make special tanks and pressure vessels and these are the sizes i use. More can be added at any time...Bob

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                  • #10
                    I get it now...thanks.
                    It would have helped to read the post not just look at the pictures...

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