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« on: September 02, 2010, 03:03:57 pm »

I'm not sure if this is the right place for this.

I was sending Amanda scanned jpegs of my cab templates and thought maybe someone on here might be able to benefit from them as well [maybe save a buck or two].  You can print out the images and mark over a plastic sheet (like the thickness of the plastic flexible cutting boards they sell; that can be used or they sell plastic sheet at craft stores that are similar) and cut out the shapes.  I scanned it on the side that lists dimensions; with a pair of calipers or a metric ruler you can verify your image size by matching the dimensions of the cab patterns before you cut anything.

Because I am not able to get the exact image size uploaded to my photo program, the original template size is 8"L x 6"W.

For picture resizing to the original size, the original image properties are  Height: 1183 pixels  Width: 901 pixels.  Windows comes with a picture editing program that allows you to re-size images; I can only assume that Mac offers a similar feature.  These can probably be re-sized somewhere in your printing options as well as an alternative method.

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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2010, 03:08:55 pm »

Gina, I have been making my own templates, out of index cards. I especially enjoy, folding a salesmans' card down the middle, and cutting out a pattern (there must be some sort of perverse pleasure in doing that).  saved2
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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2010, 03:29:38 pm »

ralph uses the plastic but cuts them out on his scroll saw. works perfect.  he cuts the shape out and uses the whole shape in the middle to draw around the cab instead of using the inside......  hope you know what i'm saying.   he likes it that way so he can move the small plastic piece around and see threw to to the pattern he likes the best....

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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2010, 04:43:35 pm »

LOL  I am so poor I use my trim saw as my template
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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2010, 06:43:59 pm »

Peanut butter lids work pretty good!
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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2010, 08:40:18 pm »

Thank you Miss Gina:)
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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2010, 08:57:46 pm »

Gina, thanks for taking the time to do that.  It's a good reference and tool.
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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2010, 09:55:14 am »

good idea and thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2010, 05:00:55 pm »

LOL  I am so poor I use my trim saw as my template

Free form is good too!

I know probably everyone here already has something going on and/or has moved on from using templates at all but I figured maybe someone somewhere would come along at some point and be able to use it.  All of your template materials are really good suggestions~ I wouldn't have thought of them.
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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2010, 06:53:02 pm »

If anyone is interested I can probably whip out the basic design in a CAD program and export them to a scale JPG line art print out. I could also draw up some custom designs at your request based on your sketches. I use the these types of printed template in woodworking quite a bit.

I have copied/created most of the sizes from the templates originally posted.

Let me know. I won't waste my time if they're not wanted. Same goes for a custom design.

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« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2010, 07:12:20 pm »

Do you mean you use a computer program to resize the designs?  I saw some other shapes from another forum and it would be great to have like 5 or 6 different sizes of each shape instead of just one or two for designs other than the boring circles, ovals, and rectangles.

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« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2010, 07:32:02 pm »

Do you mean you use a computer program to resize the designs?  I saw some other shapes from another forum and it would be great to have like 5 or 6 different sizes of each shape instead of just one or two for designs other than the boring circles, ovals, and rectangles.

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Both; resize, redesign, stretch, sckew. It's a really good 2D CAD program.
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« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2010, 08:12:43 pm »

I will have to look for the files of templates that i downloaded once before unless someone else here can find theirs.

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« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2011, 12:11:16 pm »

I know probably everyone here already has something going on and/or has moved on from using templates at all but I figured maybe someone somewhere would come along at some point and be able to use it.  All of your template materials are really good suggestions~ I wouldn't have thought of them.

thanks for this. just googled for templates and it led me here..
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« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2011, 04:51:24 pm »

=)  I am so glad you found it useful Roy!  Welcome!
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