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Do you all do the " OLD SCHOOL" full scale layout ?

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Blog entry by grosa posted 1390 days ago 5387 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Even with all the technology out there I still do the “OLD SCHOOL” FULL SCALE LAYOUT. For some reason I can’t get away from it. Even if I draw it on Auto Cad I still put more trust in it than anything else. I would really be interested in your comments. Yesterday I was looking around the shop and allot of 4×8 sheets of plywood had full scale drawings on them, AM I GOING NUTS ? Or does anyone else do this ?

-- Have a great day.



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RonPeters

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#1 posted 1390 days ago

Nah…I just measure once and cut twice!

Of course, I’m recently new to all this creating sawdust….

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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BigTiny

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#2 posted 1390 days ago

I use SketchUp a lot these days, but used to do “thumbnail” sketches on envelopes, the backs of sales flyers, etc. Full sized drawings I reserved for complicated details.

As an example, for my Sawdust Chronicles challenge build, the only full size drawing will be the layouts for the marquetry.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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Rick Dennington

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#3 posted 1389 days ago

I guess I’m “old school” too, cause I still do all of my plans on a drafting table,...I took it in college years ago,
and can’t seem to get away from it….not that I want to. It’s relaxing, enjoyable and just plane fun….I haven’t gotten into Sketchup, as I like doing it this way, personally…...I don’t draw on plywood, the floor, or on walls…..just on drafting paper…....lol. Good question…...

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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TheGravedigger

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#4 posted 1389 days ago

I usually just do a general sketch on whatever’s handy. Once I get the basic dimensions ironed out, I usually just build from that. I will do a sketch of a particular area if I need to figure out dimensions like shelf spacing or mortise angles, but I generally don’t do full-scale layouts. I do, however, make a lot of story sticks.

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 1389 days ago

Depending what I’m making I’ll do a rough sketch with measurements on it or on a more detailed piece I may make a full scale drawing. Since I’m old I guess it’s old school. LOl

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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ksSlim

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#6 posted 1389 days ago

Story board, 2, 3, or 6 depending on complexity. Store carefully labeled sticks together with shower curtain hook. Project complete, feed to the stove. Never hurts to review your original drawing.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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lew

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#7 posted 1389 days ago

Absolutely!

Especially when there are angles involved- Seems like my calculations never match the “real” thing. A full sized layout is the only way I can get it right.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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