|Forum topic by americanwoodworker||posted 09-11-2013 09:57 PM||889 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
09-11-2013 09:57 PM
I was looking over some plans for a firewood cart that I may build. When I got to the cutting diagram I kinda sighed because the guide was scaled down to fit on a single sheet of paper. So it got me to thinking, Maybe there is a better way of doing this?
So here I am, asking. How do you take a small scaled cutting diagram and transfer that to your cutting material to the actual size you want it to be?
How I have always done it is to mark on the wood and use a chalk line to snap a grid to the actual scaled size. Then from there I just freehand it as best as I can using the template as a guide. This takes me so long and I usually get frustrated because of the extra steps.
So do you guys have any tricks or techniques that makes this into a more enjoyable process?
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