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Old 09-23-2014, 06:08 PM   #166 (permalink)
Karmann Eclectric
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I'd double the polymetal skins for rolled curves or brake bending- they can 'pop like a grape' under too much tension. But again, I haven't tried controlled bending yet.
I thought the Roswell included compound curves, so didn't look further.
Seems the MOAT could be done with curved pie cuts and creases rather than so many separate panels with seams.
If the material is thin enough, I'd try a dart rather than a full pie cut, or more easily, just slice and make an overlapping seam (dunno a term for that)...
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