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#1
I've had a court shaped drawplate for some time now. I'm having
trouble managing to get the shallow curve to come out properly
(the side that is on the inside).

Are you talking about a tennis court shaped drawplate or a
basketball court shaped drawplate?

Marilyn Smith


#2

Hi yet again

For all of you who are in America and have not heard of ‘court shape’.

It is a D section but instead of the flat side, it is slightly convex, a
double D.

Any clearer?

Andrew

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Caerphilly
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United Kingdom
CF82 7AD

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#3
   It is a D section but instead of the flat side, it is
slightly convex, a double D.

hi andrew, i’m getting a mind picture of a lopsided marquis for
the cross section of this wire. i own a drawplate that is
marquis shaped that is even on both sides. what exactly is “not
coming out” on the shallow side?

i can tell you the problems i’ve had with the drawplate i own
but am not sure if it would apply to your case. i’ve found that
i have to start with much larger rectangular stock than i
thought originally. iwas always getting a flat spot on the
’belly’ of the wire. i take this oversized rectangular stock (
especially beefy for the width of the cross section) with an
extra long dog. i then start at a much larger opening and work
down to the size i need, making sure i’ve filled the cross
section before i get to the size i need. my drawplate starts at
6mm x3mm, if this is the size i need, i make a real long dog and
draw it through a different drawplate that is close in cross
section shape, like an oval first. then go to the marquise
drawplate. then go to your court drawplate.

best regards,

geo fox


#4
It is a D section but instead of the flat side, it is slightly
convex, a double D.

Would that be considered oval? Or is oval more pointed on the
ends?


#5
   For all of you who are in America and have not heard of
'court shape'. It is a D section but instead of the flat side,
it is slightly convex, a double D.

_ Sounds Cool to me. I don’t think we have 'em here in the
States though. You got an overseas supplier ? Wanna be one?

Tim Goodwin
@tmn8tr