Making wood patterns to cut out parts?

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Making wood patterns to cut out parts?

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Would you go from the paper patterns to the wood or take the extra step to make patterns out of 1/4" wood then transfer to the wood part?

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I went paper to wood just putting a pin prick along the line then joining the dots I then cut just outside the line and sanded down to it. You will have enough wood to be cutting without making more work for yourself :D unless you plan on making more than one of the same boat then a template would be handy :lol:

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Randy

You can get a roll of stiff cardboard at HD which makes nice patterns. I forget how long in is 25' to 30' x 38". About $25 as I remember. It also makes a good drip cover on the floor.

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Great idea Neel. :o I have some of the painters cardboard. Its like 1/16" x4'x3'. It looks just about right! Thanks.

fergal butler,I have that photo in my build files. :lol: Thanks

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Bill Edmundson wrote:You can get a roll of stiff cardboard at HD which makes nice patterns. I forget how long in is 25' to 30' x 38". About $25 as I remember. It also makes a good drip cover on the floor.

Bill, do you happen to know a part number or a product name for this. I am interested in finding a source of cardboard sheeting and this sounds like it might fit those needs. I tried searching Home Depot but had no luck
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Carl,here is a photo of the stuff I have. Its called Tank board,sku 192791 Its not the stuf Neel is talking about I don't think?

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My BAD ! :oops: Bill !
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Thanks for the link Bill.

So a quick question. Would that material be suitable for mocking up cabin interior pieces or is it too flimsy for that?
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Probably too thin for that.

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I used white posterboard to make patterns. I edge taped (both sides) pieces together to make larger pieces when needed.
Worked well for a one time build. Remember that the outside of all frames need to be faired to final shape, so being 100% accurate to the prints is not required.
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I used 1/8" tempered masonite. Worked well.

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I use scrap 1/4" or 3/8" plywood to make frame templates, then temporarily screw the templates onto the framing wood and use a flush cut router to cut the frames.

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We might be building more than one boat, so we made plywood templates for the frames and other boat parts. This will save a ton of layout work if we ever build another one !
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I just went to my friendly copy center and had a copy of the plans made. I kept the original plans for reference and I cut the copy plans up and used 3M-77 spray adhesive to lightly apply the plan piece to the wood I then cut and sand to the paper. Just a very light misting on the paper is all that is needed.

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