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11-19-2018 01:10 AM

Hey lumberjocks, I am just starting as a newbie in woodworking. I’ve seen a drawing in a magazine for a doll cradle that I’d like to build for my granddaughter. Drawings for the cutouts are shown on 1/2” graph paper. How do I go about making the drawings to full size. I have a severe learning disability in that I have comprehension problems, along with other learning difficulties. I’ve tried to locate a rudimentary way to accomplish this on the internet. However, the information that I’m seeing is to complicated for me to figure out in my pea-brain. Furthermore, I took the detached drawings page to a lumber company, hoping they could enlarge the page to a full size. They came back with an exploded view that was about 2 and 1/2” short of the true dimensions. Am I explaining this problem ok and would anyone have a solution. I have seen many projects in the magazines I would like to build, but can’t do simply for the fact that I can’t figure this thing out.


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#1 posted 11-19-2018 02:05 AM

didn’t you just post this the other day ??
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/296049

there was several good suggestions given in that thread.
I asked you if you can post a copy of the design you want to build
so we can better assist you with a workable solution.

what part of the country do you live in ??

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Rich

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#2 posted 11-19-2018 04:22 AM

Jimmy Dean said it best:

(Big John, big John)
Every mornin’ at the mine you could see him arrive
He stood six-foot-six and weighed two-forty-five
Kinda broad at the shoulder and narrow at the hip
And everybody knew ya didn’t give no lip to big John
(Big John, big John)
Big bad John (big John)

Nobody seemed to know where John called home
He just drifted into town and stayed all alone
He didn’t say much, kinda quiet and shy
And if you spoke at all, you just said hi to Big John

Somebody said he came from New Orleans
Where he got in a fight over a Cajun Queen
And a crashin’ blow from a huge right hand
Sent a Louisiana fellow to the promised land, big John
(Big John, big John)
Big bad John (big John)

Then came the day at the bottom of the mine
When a timber cracked and men started cryin’
Miners were prayin’ and hearts beat fast
And everybody thought that they’d breathed their last, ‘cept John

Through the dust and the smoke of this man-made hell
Walked a giant of a man that the miners knew well
Grabbed a saggin’ timber, gave out with a groan
And like a giant oak tree he just stood there alone, big John
(Big John, big John)
Big bad John (big John)

And with all of his strength he gave a mighty shove
Then a miner yelled out “there’s a light up above!”
And twenty men scrambled from a would-be grave
Now there’s only one left down there to save, big John

With jacks and timbers they started back down
Then came that rumble way down in the ground
And then smoke and gas belched out of that mine
Everybody knew it was the end of the line for big John
(Big John, big John)
Big bad John (big John)

Now, they never reopened that worthless pit
They just placed a marble stand in front of it
These few words are written on that stand
At the bottom of this mine lies a big, big man
Big John
(Big John, big John)
Big bad John (big John)
(Big John) big bad John

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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Planeman40

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#3 posted 11-19-2018 03:32 PM

You need to go to or send the plan to a blueprint printer like architects and builders use. Google “blueprint printing services near me”. The plan will have to be scanned into a computer, then the scan will have to be digitally enlarged to the full size, and lastly the enlarged scan will have to be printed out on a large format printer. The common size large format printer usually found is a maximum of 36 inches wide by any length (the printer uses a roll of paper). There are larger printers available, but they are harder to locate. I do this frequently for my projects.

I recommend getting two copies, one to work from, one to cut out the parts from the print and paste them onto the wood. I recommend using a spray can or removable adhesive (from Home Depot or Loews) to glue the plan to the wood. Cut out the part, then peel the paper off the wood.

-- Always remember: It is a mathematical certainty that half the people in this country are below average in intelligence!

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Dark_Lightning

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#4 posted 11-23-2018 03:04 AM



Jimmy Dean said it best:

(Big John, big John)
Every mornin at the mine you could see him arrive
He stood six-foot-six and weighed two-forty-five
Kinda broad at the shoulder and narrow at the hip
And everybody knew ya didn t give no lip to big John
(Big John, big John)
Big bad John (big John)

Nobody seemed to know where John called home
He just drifted into town and stayed all alone
He didn t say much, kinda quiet and shy
And if you spoke at all, you just said hi to Big John

Somebody said he came from New Orleans
Where he got in a fight over a Cajun Queen
And a crashin blow from a huge right hand
Sent a Louisiana fellow to the promised land, big John
(Big John, big John)
Big bad John (big John)

Then came the day at the bottom of the mine
When a timber cracked and men started cryin
Miners were prayin and hearts beat fast
And everybody thought that they d breathed their last, cept John

Through the dust and the smoke of this man-made hell
Walked a giant of a man that the miners knew well
Grabbed a saggin timber, gave out with a groan
And like a giant oak tree he just stood there alone, big John
(Big John, big John)
Big bad John (big John)

And with all of his strength he gave a mighty shove
Then a miner yelled out “there s a light up above!”
And twenty men scrambled from a would-be grave
Now there s only one left down there to save, big John

With jacks and timbers they started back down
Then came that rumble way down in the ground
And then smoke and gas belched out of that mine
Everybody knew it was the end of the line for big John
(Big John, big John)
Big bad John (big John)

Now, they never reopened that worthless pit
They just placed a marble stand in front of it
These few words are written on that stand
At the bottom of this mine lies a big, big man
Big John
(Big John, big John)
Big bad John (big John)
(Big John) big bad John

- Rich

I take it that you are giving John some praise by posting this. I’ll agree with that, John has a good head on his shoulders, and is nice to boot. How’s about you dig up the sequel on youtube, where John gets out of that worthless pit? I’d like to hear that tune, once again.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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Rich

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#5 posted 11-23-2018 04:23 AM


I take it that you are giving John some praise by posting this. I ll agree with that, John has a good head on his shoulders, and is nice to boot. How s about you dig up the sequel on youtube, where John gets out of that worthless pit? I d like to hear that tune, once again.

- Dark_Lightning

Feel free to go for it. I’m more focused on Small Sad Sam right now.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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Dark_Lightning

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#6 posted 11-23-2018 03:32 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23zRerieZxg

Done with derailment. :D

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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GR8HUNTER

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#7 posted 11-23-2018 03:43 PM

he makes good sausage also LOL :<))

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John Smith

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#8 posted 11-23-2018 06:43 PM

the O/P came here for assistance – not a rendition of Dueling Banjos.
does anyone have anything pertinent to add to the original question ???

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#9 posted 11-23-2018 07:17 PM

I have to agree with John Smith filling forums with distracting jibberish, some of which may be copyrighted material, is apparently the hobby of some on lumberjocks.
It is also an insult to the OP regardless of the question posed and doesn’t serve any useful purpose!
That type of material belongs in the coffee lounge forum if even there!

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Rich

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#10 posted 11-23-2018 07:31 PM


the O/P came here for assistance – not a rendition of Dueling Banjos.
does anyone have anything pertinent to add to the original question ???

- John Smith

Holier-than-thou preachings are not helpful either. As for insulting the OP, you already did that in post #1 when you rudely told him he’d already posted the question. You might want to review your posting history before you get too smug next time.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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AlaskaGuy

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#11 posted 11-23-2018 07:32 PM

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. :)

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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Rich

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#12 posted 11-23-2018 07:43 PM


It is also an insult to the OP regardless of the question posed and doesn t serve any useful purpose!

- oldnovice

I agree the OP was insulted. My post was in response to that.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#13 posted 11-23-2018 07:48 PM

Your response was not required either as it was only adding “noise” to the forum.

If you have nothing nice to say then don’t say anything!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Rich

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#14 posted 11-23-2018 08:59 PM


Your response was not required either as it was only adding “noise” to the forum.

If you have nothing nice to say then don t say anything!

- oldnovice

Your post added noise and definitely was not nice.

Practice what you preach!

LOL…This is fun.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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Firewood

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#15 posted 11-23-2018 09:52 PM

I just saw that cradle and plan to make one for out granddaughter. I was going to check with Office Depot to see if they can scale it up. I know they have large format printers and for the services i got from them before, they were pretty reasonable.

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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