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    Aug 8, 2004, 10:07 AM - cutting holes for lights in alluminum ? #1

    i just made my first set of alluminum armor and was wondering if anyone has a good way to cut out the light holes .
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    Aug 8, 2004, 12:20 PM - Re: cutting holes for lights in alluminum ? #2

    What type of aluminum do you have is it sheetmetal or just solid and how thick. Looks like a dremel will be the solution.You'll need a drill bit cutting discs a file and patience.
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    Aug 8, 2004, 12:21 PM - Re: cutting holes for lights in alluminum ? #3

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    Aug 8, 2004, 12:52 PM - Re: cutting holes for lights in alluminum ? #4

    Yeah,a dremel is a good way. I marked out my slots with a sharpie first and colored it in. I then used a 1/8" drill bit and made a series of holes. Then I used the dremel with a cutting disc to take out more material. Then I used a mill file to fine tune them. And finally a set of micro files to make them "perfect".

    Hope that helps a bit

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