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Old 01/01/2007, 01:41 AM
Douglas LEHMAN Douglas LEHMAN is offline
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Here is how I formed the cone for my latest skimmer...
1) Forming fixture is 2 pieces of 3/4" plywood 16" square with the needed size hole drilled, top 8" dia and 3 1/2" in the lower piece to index the riser plug.
2) Heat 1/4"x12" acrylic/plywood sandwich for 20 minutes at 355 degrees F.
3) Slide assembly over a 3 1/2"x 3" tall nylon plug and clamp in place to cool.

The results can be seen in my gallery...
Sea Ya Doug