I saw that Grizzlyman (on his Saganaga build) did a clever transfer by using a light spray of paint rather than making a line. My method of transfer has been by placing carbon paper under the paper template and then tracing the template using a "tracing wheel" (the kind used in sewing). I have used this method for 3 canoes and find it tedious and a pain in the backside.......... I kept saying to myself that there has got to be a better way. So, the question is there a better way?
"Boredom, Tyler - that's what's wrong. And how do you beat boredom, Tyler?... Adventure...(Never Cry Wolf, 1983)
I have used the carbon paper method with success. However, I now have a cnc router and if I were to do another build, I would definitely have the cnc cut out all the forms. No sanding and .003” accuracy when the robot cuts it.
"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread; places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul" -John Muir
I always drafted my all the station on a heavy paper and then cut them out, biggest first, and traced around the edges. It was a destructive transfer after enjoying all the pretty drafting work, but in the long run it didn't matter.
I always lofted my plans onto white Poster board. It doesn't allow for mistakes, but cut to the line carefully, and trace the edge with a good ink pen. Plan ahead to minimize plywood waste. Plans I purchased, I used a Carbon paper trick, and again used Poster board. Yes, printing a sheet for each form would be best, if you have the printing resource.
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