turn radius ???

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  1. darius28z

    darius28z New Member

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    hi all got my benchwork complete ,my ? is turn radius i know 22 inch is recomended and 18 is minimum.whats the best way to mesure this my starter set came with a 36 inch oval .im going to use cork and flex track .whats the best way to get the 22 inch radius i have my blue foam board down .and im ready with a sharpie .if only i had a giant compass .will a string attached to a tack work?and if so will it give me that 22 inch radius ,hope this isnt to dumb a question..newbie with a really nice bench and a bachman flyer :wave:
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    jim currie Active Member

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    a wood yard stick with a hole drilled in it a the 1 inch mark then a hole at the 23 inch mark nail in one end marker in other.
  3. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    String will do it but you may have a little trouble keeping it tight and the curve accurate as you sweep it around. Another popular method is to take a yard stick and drill holes for the epicenter of the curve and the radius. Stick your pen through the hole and you have your giant compass! :)
    Ralph
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    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Ha! Jim you beat me by a few seconds! :)
    Ralph
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    darius28z New Member

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    wow i love this place you guys are fast bam im drilling holes in my yard stick as we speak..lol
  6. jim currie

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    LOl Ralph great minds ect .:)