There comes a time for a lot of people who with aluminum that you will be required to work with extruded shapes. This is nothing to be worried about, and it can truly be very interesting to work these shapes, but there are a couple things you can do to make the process easier on yourself.
1) Plan Everything Out
By taking the time to plan out exactly how you intend to use the extruded shapes you will be able to work quickly, and efficiently. It will also go along way to ensuring you don’t make any accidental mistakes that could have been avoided had you planned everything out.
2) Go Slow
If this is your first time actually working with extruded shapes then it’s important to go slow, and allow yourself to get used to it. With enough time, and practice you will be able to go at a faster pace, but you shouldn’t do that till you reach a point of complete comfort.
There is no major secret to working with extruded shapes, the key is to go slow and allow yourself to learn the entire process. Soon you will be able to get it done in a fraction of the time, and charge good for it to.