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Making a Template to Miter Pipe

Dave Osland2015-04-27
Pipe template#Cutting miters on pipe#Pipe layout#Miter Joint
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The video demonstrates creating a template for a miter joint using tubing and paper, dividing a half circle into eight parts with a compass. Layout marks are transferred accurately onto paper, ensuring they match a pipe's circumference. The process includes fabricating pipe saddles by tracing designs onto the pipe using templates, securing them with tape for cutting. Precision and manual techniques are emphasized for accurate pipefitting work, applicable to pipes of various sizes and angles. Templates can be rolled up for convenience on the job site.

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Creating a template for a miter joint using tubing and paper.
02:43
Divide a half circle into eight equal parts using a compass to create precise measurements for the template.
Bisect lines and transfer them onto the paper to replicate the segments onto a straight line.
Detailed instructions include dividing the circle, drawing straight lines, and simulating a pipe cut in half.
Following along with the demonstration helps in understanding the process better.
Transfer layout marks onto paper for pipefitting accuracy.
05:42
Divide paper into segments and align numbers to match pipe circumference.
Use graph paper with fade-out lines for drawing straight lines.
Traditional drafting tools like pencils and rulers are still valuable for creating pipefitting templates.
Precision and manual techniques are crucial for accurate pipefitting templates.
Fabricating pipe saddles using templates.
11:41
The process involves laying out the design on paper, cutting it out, and tracing it onto the pipe.
Punch marks are used for visibility during cutting, and the template is secured with tape.
The design is then transferred onto the pipe for cutting, and the method can be applied to pipes ranging from one inch to 48 inches.
Templates can also be rolled up for convenience on the job site.