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Old 11-03-2002, 11:01 PM   #11
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Well, I can add a little extra to this one for ya. They have Post-It glue sticks that you can use instead of the regular glue sticks. And being Post-It glue it doens't dry normally so you can take your time coating the templates, in fact you WANT to set them aside for about 1/2 hour to let the glue "set". If you try to use it too fast then it'll stick too well and the template may rip and glue may trnasfer to the wood. Used after drying you stick it on, cut 'em out and then stick the template onto some plastic sheet or wax paper for the next model. Dust the wood well first so it doesn't contaminate the Post-It glue too badly.

But truth to tell I've only used this trick a couple of times. Believe it or not I usually just stick pinholes through the plan about 1/4 inch apart and into the wood and then join the dots with my knife............ I know, it's bloody primitive but it's what I'm used to. Although I've been meaning to try the iron and photocopy thing.

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Old 12-01-2002, 09:42 AM   #12
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I've scanned my parts into my computer for some time now. Then I just print out as many prints as I need of a particular part. I usually lay them over the plans again to make sure nothing weird has happened as I have sometimes found gains of fractions of an inch on the largest scans, (but not always??) but nothing serious providing you've set your scanner and printer at 100%. If a part is too big for the scanner I just do two overlapping shots and glue them together. With a graphics program like Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro, I can clean up any lines or erase background "dirt". Did my 26% Skybolt this way in no time. The beauty is that they are always "on File" in the computer for "re-buliding"!! Ughhh!!
Spray the back of the print with Elmers spray adhesive (cheap!) and place on the wood before it's dry. Cut out with knife or band saw and the print is readily removable with very little if any adhesive left on the wood.
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Old 12-02-2002, 07:11 AM   #13
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Wow, I must be old school, I still use tracing paper.
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Old 01-03-2003, 06:24 PM   #14
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HEre is a very effective method.

Put photocopy with the printed side on the wood. Tape it so that it doesn't move. Then take a cloth and dip it in LACQUER THINNER, dab the cloth on it few times until the paper gets wet and the print shows up. Carefully lift one end and check to make sure the print is good. If not, dab some more, and you got an exact copy of your parts like old age guillows kits that had printed parts on the wood and we had to cut them ourselves. Acetone also works, but its awfully smelly, Lacquer thinner is better smell.

The ironing method works as well, but because the heat has to be applied too much, makes the wood thinner and squished a little bit.
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Old 01-04-2003, 07:41 PM   #15
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If anyone is interested I can make precise templates out of 1/8 or 1/4 ply or plastic on my CNC machine. All I need is a dxf file or I could reverse engineer it from your blue prints.

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