by **pintoshine** » Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:01 pm

If laid out with the frustums in 4 parts it can go much bigger.

It would not be easy to scale the design to that size and make a pdf template though. It would be nearly 50 pages.

If one had access to a lage format D size printer it would be much easier to print large sheets.

The layout could also be accomplished with a simple straight edge, linear measurement, large protractor and a compass.

When I lay out the pieces I use the equivalent to those device in an electronic form.

I have a 1 gallon template that I scale to make larger sizes. The conversion is somewhat easy. I simply that the cube root of the gallons and that is my linear multiplier. For instance if I need an 8 gallon one. cube root of 8 is 2. doubling the linear measurements and kepping the exact shape gives an 8 gallon template.

I can fit a one gallon on a 24x18" sheet. doubling that is a 48x36" for an 8 gallon without flake stand.

I'll play around with a 36x96 and see what it can do.

I did a 55 gallon in stainless with about that much metal.

Distill safe. Make good cuts. Enjoy yourself. Give as much as you take. Have fun doing this incredibly hard work. Be a good example. It's your hobby.