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Project by luv2learn posted 05-06-2012 12:23 AM 2048 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I don’t know about you but there have been times when I wished I could double, triple, or even quadruple the size of a pattern or photo without a bunch of hassle. What if you could take a picture of a chair, import it into a software program and have that program spit you out a full sized print of it.

Matthais Wandel of woodgears.ca has developed software that can do just that. He calls it his ”Big Print” software and it is available to us.

A while back I posted a scroll saw project I did of a stallion’s head. I thought that this would be a great piece to experiment with using my new 3D pantograph. There was only one problem, I needed to double the size of the original design. Enter Matthais Wandel’s Big Print software. Rather than a 6 1/2” tall pattern I now had a 13” tall pattern. Just what I needed. This particular pattern printed on 4 pages but the overlaid grid lines help to align one page to another.

I think it is worth checking out!! I know I will be using it again soon.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green





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Borgmc1

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#1 posted 05-06-2012 03:48 AM

I really love the horses. I could not find the software on Matthais site. Do you have a link for it.

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#2 posted 05-06-2012 12:04 PM

Yes, gr8 software. I intend to use it one o these days. Here is the link Borgmc1: http://woodgears.ca/bigprint/index.html

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#3 posted 05-07-2012 02:44 PM

Sweet.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#4 posted 05-07-2012 11:10 PM

Nice, I just checked out that software a few days ago, it looks relatively simple, and will probably be one of my near future purchases.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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