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Forum topic by Rick posted 01-10-2018 06:38 PM 465 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rick

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01-10-2018 06:38 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jig shaping

I put this on another Forum so I thought I’d also put it in here in case anyone else would like to Rescale an existing Plan, Object or Template.

I bought it at Lee Valley a number of years ago. You can go UP 10 Times, or DOWN to 1/10th the existing size.

Very easy to use.

Have a Great 2018 Y’ALL!

Regards: Rick

-- Real MEN! Measure Once! Cut Once! Then head back to the Lumberyard. (Rick, Ontario, Canada)


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#1 posted 01-10-2018 06:47 PM

They work great.
Another method is to scan the image into your computer and adjust the image size and print. Fast and accurate.

-- Les B, Oregon

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#2 posted 01-11-2018 06:32 AM

I have one but never got around to using it. Maybe someday, but not on the bucket list ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 01-18-2018 12:13 AM

That’s a pretty nice machine. They have actually been around for many years. I have always use the old time grid system. It involves using two different size grids. Transfer your original outline to the first one (say: 1” squares). Make the second grid according to the relative size of the new piece. ( if you want the new piece 1/2 size, then draw a grid of 1/2” squares). Then, by eye, put tick marks on the sides of corresponding 1/2” squares and then connect the ticks. Easier to do than explain.

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#4 posted 01-18-2018 01:13 AM

I can see that being very handy at times.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#5 posted 01-18-2018 02:02 AM



I can see that being very handy at times.

- AlaskaGuy

That they are AlaskaGuy and going up or down 10 times the original size is pretty good also.

-- Real MEN! Measure Once! Cut Once! Then head back to the Lumberyard. (Rick, Ontario, Canada)

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#6 posted 01-18-2018 12:02 PM

I saw this number of times, some many many years ago. There all were little different and looked cool. However one feature that was the most common for all of them is that nobody ever actually used them.

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#7 posted 01-18-2018 01:24 PM


I saw this number of times, some many many years ago. There all were little different and looked cool. However one feature that was the most common for all of them is that nobody ever actually used them.

- Carloz

”one feature that was the most common for all of them is that nobody ever actually used them.”

I think you’ve been talking to the wrong people! I know MANY People who have, and still are using them. ME Included Mr. Carloz.

Rick

-- Real MEN! Measure Once! Cut Once! Then head back to the Lumberyard. (Rick, Ontario, Canada)

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