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Forum topic by 2x4x10 posted 01-21-2014 04:24 PM 833 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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01-21-2014 04:24 PM

I’m new…so I apologize if I’m posting in the wrong section (feel free to message me with polite guidance). I’m really new to woodworking… I didn’t own a tool (other than to have on hand for others to use) before may of 2013.

My question is… I purchased plans from Lee Valley for Adirondack furniture and they are called full scale drawings. I cut them carefully and made rigid templates to use and they matched the original size of the drawings…when I cut out the shaped parts some seemed really short (in length) when I was trying to dry fit (the plans don’t seem to be really strong on clear direction)...and when I go to the measurements they “full scale drawings” are up to 1.5 inches shorter than the cut list calls for….

Did I do something wrong (rookie mistake)... I left a little around the lines and sanded to them but I’m a little lost..

-- Jim

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#1 posted 01-21-2014 04:28 PM

Hi Jim. Sorry to hear about the mishaps. Sadly many plans, even reputable ones from trusted wood working stores have flaws. I don’t know if there is any way that it can be avoided. Hopefully you can remake the pieces to the length that you need. I ran into the same problem when I built my first project.

Part of woodworking is fixing the things that you messed up on. Just try again if you have the material. Hope this helps

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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