Tips for Metal Fabrication
Metal fabrication is a highly skilled profession that requires a lot of practice. If you’re new to metal fabricating, you can improve quicker with helpful tips from a custom metal fabricator with more experience. This video explains a few tips metal fabricators can bring to their day-to-day work.
The first tip shown in the video is how to find the center of a circular piece of metal. All you need is a sharpie marker and a square larger than the circle. Line up the point of the square with the edge of the circle and make two marks. Do it once more and use the straight edge to connect the marks. The two lines will cross and indicate the center of the circle.
The next tip helps you find a hole with template paper. If you are attaching a door to an existing piece, you will not be able to see the holes in the existing piece. Tape a piece of template paper over the holes and poke holes through the paper where the existing holes are. Put the door underneath the template paper and mark it with a sharpie marker.
For more tips and tricks, check out the video in the link above.