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Creating an elipsoid cutting pattern

Question asked by Jonathan O'Connor on Jun 6, 2016
Latest reply on Jun 6, 2016 by Tom Gagnon

My intent is to cut an ellipse from the wall of an old bucket so that I can have a piece of wood or PVC inserted at an oblique angle. I am making a small furnace for melting aluminum and I am going to pour refractory cement into the bucket around the mold core that I will remove after the cement sets.

I have lofted the shape of the bucket and created the offset circle and used Extruded-cut to create the ellipse through the skin of the bucket. Now I want to print that and tape it to the side of the bucket so that I can accurately cut the hole. Are there any tricks you all might have that would make that a bit easier than creating a drawing from part?


Thanks in advance