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How to Transfer a To-Scale drawing onto a hardboard template
I have a simple question: I have full size plans that I purchased from Fine Woodworking for a cabinet. The cabinet has legs with a curve at the bottom. I would like to transfer the full-size drawing of the leg from the plans onto a hardboard template. I will later cut and use this hardboard template to trace the shape on the four leg blanks.
This said, what is the best way to ACCURATELY transfer the leg shape from the plans onto the hardboard without cutting or damaging the original plans? Sure, I can color the back of the plans with a charcoal pencil and then hand or ruler trace the template onto the hardboard, but I don't think this is accurate because of the shifting and stretching paper. Is there a better way?
In the attached photo, the author Scott Gibson cut out the paper plan and pasted onto the template, which he then cut to size.
Thank you woodworkers.
Best regards, ATOMA