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    The drawing’s done and filed. I’d be happy to...

    The drawing’s done and filed. I’d be happy to send it to anyone that wants it.

    The laser cutter, SendCutSend, is super easy to order from.

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    That really doesn’t look terrible at all. I...

    That really doesn’t look terrible at all.
    I think you get there with a couple more practice attempts.

    This is a fun project, for sure. Laser cutting, 3D printing, and other modern manufacturing...
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    How does it feel stiffness wise? Think it’ll...

    How does it feel stiffness wise?
    Think it’ll work?
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    Should be a learning experience for all of us!...

    Should be a learning experience for all of us!
    Once I have the shield-stub in hand and get precise dimensions, I should be able to scaled off of pictures on the internet for the flared end.

    It...
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    If you’re interested in proceeding with the laser...

    If you’re interested in proceeding with the laser cut heat shield, I’ll need the remaining stub in hand to make a more accurate drawing.
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    Unfortunately, the only steel they have that thin...

    Unfortunately, the only steel they have that thin is mild steel -- and even then, it's .03" thick, not .02"

    That said, based on my rough sketch (2.5" wide, 12.5" long, with 76 evenly spaced .234"...
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    I think I could get that detail from scaling off...

    I think I could get that detail from scaling off pictures on the internet.
    When I get back to the office tomorrow I’ll do a mock sketch to get an idea on price.
    Just the approximate amount of...
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    I’ve been using a laser cutting service for some...

    I’ve been using a laser cutting service for some projects at work recently.
    If you could get a CAD file drawn up using the stub of the heat shield you have, you could at least get a quote for...
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