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Sea Strainer

SoCalZero

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Here's the deal, my sea strainer cover/sight/window or what have you is cracked and cracking more and more. I searched for a replacement and found some for $75-$100 range(F-That). I believe my strainer is a Rex Marine but they didn't make a replacement cover.
I got a piece of poly for $15 and a ball end mill for $20. I set it up on the mill, took measurements and started cutting. Felling pretty good about my first real(well real for me anyways) mill project. Here is the end result!


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Why is the outside edge radiused? Curious how you did it as well?

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SoCalZero

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The strainer has a radius in it. It would be a bitch to do a radius on the mill with the hold downs and all. Took a low tech approach and use a Porter-Cable router. Test cut on wood to set the depth. Two minutes tops for the cut.

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