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yes I start in the rim with this video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrgRKKsxL-M
this starts that process. The neck angle is set up in the rim once it is set in the rim
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I have seen your video, but I don't use dishes. And I am aware of other methods to establish the flat. I would like to see a more thorough discussion of the geometry and then a discussion of other potential methods. Maybe a couple of drawings on a white board, or a cut-away version showing how the neck angle and the flat part of the top interact. Thanks john
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ruby@magpage.com wrote: Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:05 pm I have seen your video, but I don't use dishes.
I'd be interested in your non-dish methods. I have one dish and it's a 20' and I wish I hadn't bought it.
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I don't use a dish or a go-bar deck. Here is a sequence showing using radius beams to shape to the faces of the rim. There is a bolt with a nut and a washer in the middle and the beam rides on that to make a circle, then for the top, I use the flat side to drop the area at the neck for proper geometry. I do this twice - first before lining to get things where I want them, then after lining to finish up

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ruby1638/ ... 488198220/

Skip a couple and you can see how I clamp the plates without a go bar deck
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This new site is a little weird - I had 2 URL's in my first response and it told me it would not send the post because there was a maximum of 2 URL's. Here's the second one



And here is a sequence shaping and gluing braces - using the radius beam to glue against, and cam clamps instead of a go-bar deck. Start here and go about a dozen to the right to see everything

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ruby1638/ ... 301955987/
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Thank you Ed. I like your methods and will try to incorporate some into my next build.
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