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treerootCO
04-04-2008, 12:55 PM
Some days I am not in the thinking mood.

If I need an area cut out of a larger piece of material but turned on a 45, how big does the larger piece need to be? What I want is to cut a 12"x30" piece out of a sheet of wire mesh. They only sell it in 90 degree sheets. My piece needs to be turned on a 45 (diamonds instead of squares).

I know the cosine of 45 is .707
I need a 12" x 30"
I forgot the rest...

subzali
04-04-2008, 01:18 PM
So you're trying to cut the red rectangle out of the black square? You need at least 30" x 30" to get the shape I show there. My rectangle is dimensionally correct for 12" x 30", so if I assume the hypotenuse of one of the black squares is 6", then 6*cos(45) = 4.24, so each of the black squares is 4.24 on each side. There are 7 x 7 to fit your shape inside, so that's just under 30" x 30". HTH?

treerootCO
04-04-2008, 01:37 PM
perfect! I didn't think of laying out the hypotenuse to equal 12". That is exactly what I needed. Thank you

treerootCO
04-04-2008, 04:24 PM
2nd question....does anyone know of a local source for metal mesh? I have exhausted all my online retailers.

treerootCO
04-04-2008, 05:02 PM
went with these guys http://www.thewesterngroup.com/contact.html#text

treerootCO
07-05-2008, 02:24 PM
Thank you Subzali;)

subzali
07-06-2008, 06:42 PM
That...


is :cool:

I was wondering why your grille still was empty last Wednesday, I was like, "get on it!" ;)

art hog
07-06-2008, 07:40 PM
what are you doing with the rest of your mesh?

treerootCO
07-06-2008, 09:07 PM
Thank you. Terry, you are welcome to what is left over if you wanted it.

art hog
07-06-2008, 09:59 PM
Thank you. Terry, you are welcome to what is left over if you wanted it.

:woot::woot::clap::clap:

Hulk
07-08-2008, 12:49 AM
That's bad ass, d00d.

Jacket
07-08-2008, 10:30 AM
:thumb:

That's becoming a popular mod on the new Tacomas as well.

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s267/mswright22/DSC03463.jpg

http://images.trucktrend.com/features/news/2006/163_news061212_01l+toyota_v8_incross_concept+front_side_view.jpg