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February 26, 9:42 AM [GMT -5]

Oops I left out the word pencil out of the last post...

February 26, 9:40 AM [GMT -5]

I have found using a flat carpenters works well also. You can lay it flat or turn it sideways if the gaps are wider.

December 25, 10:57 PM [GMT -5]

I used this method years ago. problem with it is you need to hold the compass perfectly perpendicular to the surface you are wanting to match. I found one of the small pop rivet backing plates much easier to maintain a constant distance with. The main problem with the backing plate is if there is an abrupt change in the surface you need to remember to adjust that one area as the line drawn will reflect the radius of the backing plate.

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