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    Whats the best way to lay out holes on round tubing & have them all in line across the length of the tube?
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  • #2
    Scribe a line along the tube or tape a string or wire along the tube. Place the tube in the vee of an angle iron and draw a line...Bob
    Bob Wright

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    • #3
      I use the weld bead on the round tubing for reference and go from there to scribe my lines

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      • #4
        Forget mill seams maybe untrue??? Have been using it for a long time on hand rail and it works like a charm like I said the best way is a good drill press.
        Last edited by Daniel; 12-20-2009, 05:51 PM.

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        • #5
          Tape measure, hammer, string line, soap stone, and these.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Daniel View Post
            I use the weld bead on the round tubing for reference and go from there to scribe my lines
            I forgot to mention it's DOM tubing so there's no seam.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Sonora Iron View Post
              Tape measure, hammer, string line, soap stone, and these.

              That bottom tool is pretty cool. Where did you get that?
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              • #8
                Originally posted by reggie
                How will you know where to put the next hole after the first...drill press creates the hole,dosen't lay it out...
                You lay it out first reg than you use the drill press

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by J C View Post
                  That bottom tool is pretty cool. Where did you get that?
                  With seamless that's what you need to do.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by reggie
                    Real world,not pictures....if he had that gear he wouldn't ask the question.How many real world welders would buy that for the purpose of marking a line.If you were hired for a job...first day(and had to center holes on pipe)...what would you do to save face.Give people something they can use, not a heaping pile of What,If,and Buts.Simple common sence is what keep people on a payroll...not fantasies....
                    Hey reggie kiss this!




                    Originally posted by J C View Post
                    That bottom tool is pretty cool. Where did you get that?
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                    • #11
                      Lay in in an angle, or find the top on each end with a level and then snap a chalk line on it.
                      Jeff

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                      • #12
                        Man this guy needs help and right now. Do I see frustration in personnel life.
                        Reg take your frustration somewhere else bud you dont need to take it on everybody. You really dont make any sense here.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Sonora Iron View Post
                          Hey reggie kiss this!





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                          Alot of good stuff on there. Thanks for the info.
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                          • #14
                            My Gawd, the frustrations here lately...

                            I love gadgets and too think the flange tool is cool as **** but Reg's point is valid. How to do it until I get Jesus's cool tool.

                            I'd just lay it in an angle iron and softly scribe a line. But I have a drill press and V blocks so maybe that's not the actual answer?
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by J C View Post
                              Alot of good stuff on there. Thanks for the info.
                              I think you have to fill out a profile to get in or something like that.
                              Great people to deal with, usually ship within 24 to 48 hours.
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