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Blog entry by woodify posted 502 days ago 1137 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As soon as I saw KnotCurser's bird house I wanted to make one.

I downloaded a photo of the google place marker. Imported it into Sketchup to use as a guide for the proportions. I’m still learning sketckup but once I found the “offset” button things went really smoothly—hint the inner boarder is an offset of the outline. I set the print to 1:1 and printed off a number of blank pages. If anyone knows how to control how to position a drawing on a page please let me know—I still have not figured it out other than printing only page 5 of 9 pages.

I spray glued the template on a piece of 1”x 10” pine; roughly cut it out on the bandsaw; then sanded up to the line. I then cut some scrapes to the shape of the can and attached to the back side of the facade; drilled some pilot holes and attached the facade to the can.

For more photos visit my blog

-- Woodify ~~ http://woodified.blogspot.ca/



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#1 posted 501 days ago

I tried the fit to page but I’d like to print 1:1 and fit to page makes the template too small.

-- Woodify ~~ http://woodified.blogspot.ca/

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#2 posted 498 days ago

Thanks James101. I had the steps covered except the re-sizing the window. Using your tip I was able to get the print job from 9 pages down to 4. It should fit on 2 pages so I think it’s printing an extra page for each page. The info. on your link says that the printing feature has some bugs.

-- Woodify ~~ http://woodified.blogspot.ca/

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