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Tip on transfering parts outlines to balsa using a hot iron and xerographic photocopy.
AERO MODELLER #689 Jun 1993 (v.58) pg. 48

Transfer patterns to wood using a photocopying machine and a hot iron.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #14 May-Jun 1990 pg. 8

Tip shows quick way to make a half-inch grid by spraying paint on Masonite Peg-Board laid over paper.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #30 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 18

Tip on using a dressmaker's tracing wheel to transfer patterns from paper to wood.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #44 Apr 1995 pg. 24

Techniques for transferring drawings to a painting surface (tracing, pouncing, blackening the back, graphite paper and double transfer). Also describes using both a grid method and an opaque projector to change size. Insert describes how to make graphite transfer paper.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1989 (v.6#11) pg. 36
Added Info ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Mar 1990 (v.7#3) pg. 6
Added Info ARTIST'S MAGAZINE May 1990 (v.7#5) pg. 8

Enlarging a sketch for transfer to a larger canvas. Explanation of the basic box grid and of proportional grids that help in transferring diagonals and curved shapes.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jun 1994 (v.11#6) pg. 76

How to enlarge or reduce a pattern on a grid.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1977 (v.55#10) pg. G4 (74+)

Workshop geometry. Changing sizes. How to enlarge or reduce sections and shapes or patterns.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1984 (v.7#8) pg. 24

Workshop geometry. Changing sizes of drawings and plans. Polar method.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1984 (v.7#9) pg. 12

Workshop geometry. How to transfer "free curves" from paper pattern to the material by using the graph method of pattern transfer.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1984 (v.8#2) pg. 48

Tip on transferring a photocopy of a pattern to wood.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1992 (v.15#5) pg. 6

How to convert scaled-down drawings to full-sized templates.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1996 (v.20#2) pg. 15

Proportionally enlarging patterns made from photographs. Discusses the use of slide projectors, opaque projectors, photocopying and grid paper.
CHIP CHATS May-Jun 1993 (v.40#3) pg. 14

Tip suggests using a high-intensity light to project a silhouette to copy for a basic outline pattern.
CHIP CHATS Jul-Aug 1997 (v.44#4) pg. 59

Using copyright patterns for profit. Straightforward answers to some hard questions.
CRAFTS Sep 1991 (v.14#9) pg. 8

How to transfer a print and sculpt it in styrofoam. Print transfer is done using Magic Print or Liftable Prints transfer medium. Sculpting is done by pressing down the styrofoam to outline the central object and raise it above the background.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Oct 1974 (v.5#1) pg. 50

Realistic designing. How to use photo references to create a design to paint.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Mar-Apr 1992 (v.19#2) pg. 14

Gray graphite, white Saral and chalk methods for transferring a design to both wood and fabric.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Nov-Dec 1993 (v.20#6) pg. 8

Helpful tips for tracing and transferring a pattern.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Sep-Oct 1994 (v.21#5) pg. 72

How to use a copy center to make patterns for all sorts of projects.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #201 Sep 1979 (v.29#7) pg. 60

How to design and build your own projects. Tips from Pete Stevenson who designs projects and markets the plans.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #241 Sep 1983 (v.33#7) pg. 100

Tip suggests rolling a glass cutter over pattern lines when tracing through carbon paper.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #335 Feb 1993 (v.43#2) pg. 20

Tip on using vinyl scraps to make templates and patterns.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #354 Jan 1995 (v.45#1) pg. 18

Tick sticking method for transfering an irregular shape (pattern) to a work piece.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #103 Jun-Jul 1996 pg. 28

Tip on using insulation board to make full-size mock-ups and patterns for a project.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #117 Jun-Jul 1998 pg. 28

The patternmaker's trade. From sculptured wood to metal castings.
FINE WOODWORKING #26 Jan-Feb 1981 pg. 82, 86

Tip: How to reproduce the pattern for a large turning by using a camera and a slide projector.
FINE WOODWORKING #38 Jan-Feb 1983 pg. 22

Tip: Use dressmaker's tracing cloth when copying patterns onto wood, because the dye is easier to remove than carbon paper dye.
FINE WOODWORKING #79 Nov-Dec 1989 pg. 14

Tip on using transparent-film images to allow viewing both sides of a three-dimensional pattern (such as an animal carving).
FINE WOODWORKING #81 Mar-Apr 1990 pg. 14

Spiling method for making very accurate patterns for flooring or countertops.
FINE WOODWORKING #81 Mar-Apr 1990 pg. 18

Tip on using high-impact polystyrene sheeting for making durable patterns.
FINE WOODWORKING #117 Mar-Apr 1996 pg. 18

Tip on using expanded PVC foam as a durable woodworking pattern and router template.
FINE WOODWORKING #119 Jul-Aug 1996 pg. 14

Technique for using folded paper and carbon paper to draw the half-image of a turning pattern and see the full symmetrical results when the sheet is unfolded.
FINE WOODWORKING #125 Jul-Aug 1997 pg. 26
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #128 Jan-Feb 1998 pg. 10

How to use a proportional scale to enlarge and reduce patterns.
HANDMADE #18 Mar-Apr 1985 pg. 10

How to enlarge gridded patterns.
HANDMADE #19 May-Aug 1985 pg. 10

Take the guesswork out of reproducing antiques by making detailed patterns. How to make paper tracings, story sticks, measurements, sketches, etc.
HOME FURNITURE #10 Apr 1997 pg. 16

Tip: Clear plastic with scribed lines aids in transfering a picture or pattern to graph paper.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1981 (v.6#4) pg. 7

Pattern making tip. A handy way to make patterns that are impervious to dampness and don't become effaced from wear and tear.

Six ways to enlarge patterns suggested.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Feb 1989 (v.34#1) pg. 44

How to enlarge squared drawings to produce a full-size pattern.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #680 Dec 1984 (v.80) pg. 10

How to enlarge drawings using the graph squares method.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW May 1977 (v.8#2) pg. 39

Tip tells how to project a photographic slide of some architectural feature which you wish to reproduce in order to make a correctly proportioned pattern.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1997 (v.25#2) pg. 18

How to make your next woodworking project truly original by designing it yourself.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1987 (v.164#11) pg. 95

Tip on using shelf paper to make paper patterns or templates.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #82 Jan 1995 (v.14#4) pg. 8

Scaling drawings or patterns up or down using a variety of techniques (photographic, photocopy, prisms, pantographs, rubber bands, enlarging by squares, point-to-point, and proportional dividers).
SCALE WOODCRAFT #4 Spring 1986 pg. 24

Scale jumping. Using a simple pocket calculator and a pair of dial reading calipers to convert a set of plans or dimensions to any other scale.
SCALE WOODCRAFT #5 Summer 1986 pg. 25

Layout tips. (1) Center finder for the edge of a board. (2) Scribing a parallel line around a work piece or pattern using a poster board guide. (3) Tips on drawing a large arc without a compass. (4) Using coiled solder as a flexible curve. (5) Transfering a photocopy of a pattern to work piece using a hot iron.
SHOPNOTES #24 Nov 1995 (v.4) pg. 14

How to transfer a photocopy of a pattern to wood using an ordinary household iron.
SHOPNOTES #33 May 1997 (v.6) pg. 30

Tip on attaching a removable paper pattern to wood pieces being cut out and shaped.
SPORT AVIATION Aug 1989 (v.38#8) pg. 93

Build a plywood "book cover" to store your plan sheets and keep them flat (un-rolled) and ready for use.
SPORT AVIATION Sep 1989 (v.38#9) pg. 65

Tip on protecting sheet plans using acetate portfolio sleeves.
SPORT AVIATION Apr 1993 (v.42#4) pg. 80

Tips on how to enlarge a pattern using a slide projector or a photocopier.
THREADS #10 Apr-May 1987 pg. 8

Tip: Save the peel-off backing from Con-Tact paper to use as graph paper.
THREADS #23 Jun-Jul 1989 pg. 10

Tip shows how to use a gummed paper star to help draw a five-pointed design.
THREADS #52 Apr-May 1994 pg. 16

Advice on transferring patterns onto projects and on removing any lines not covered with paint.
TOLE WORLD #117 Jul-Aug 1992 (v.16#4) pg. 49

Tip tells how to make a pattern template from acetate to use with a pattern wheel for transfer.
TOLE WORLD #124 Sep-Oct 1993 (v.17#5) pg. 59

Tip suggests using red or yellow carbon when transferring face patterns.
TOLE WORLD #125 Nov-Dec 1993 (v.17#6) pg. 56

Tip on how to use graphite paper to trace a pattern without leaving smudges.
TOLE WORLD #126 Jan-Feb 1994 (v.18#1) pg. 56

Tip on how to transfer a pattern to acetate so it can be used over and over without wearing out.
TOLE WORLD #128 May-Jun 1994 (v.18#3) pg. 64

Tip: Use folded paper and carbon paper to convert half-patterns to complete patterns.
WOOD MAGAZINE #10 Apr 1986 (v.3#2) pg. 14

Tip: Use soft pencil, instead of carbon paper, to transfer pattern lines to wood.
WOOD MAGAZINE #11 Jun 1986 (v.3#3) pg. 18

Tip: Use old X-ray film as material for tracing and transferring patterns.
WOOD MAGAZINE #16 Apr 1987 (v.4#2) pg. 12

Tip: Make your own reusable, inkless pattern transfer paper from chalk and rubber cement thinner.
WOOD MAGAZINE #19 Oct 1987 (v.4#5) pg. 13

Tip: Use matte acetate and carbon paper to transfer patterns to work piece.
WOOD MAGAZINE #22 Apr 1988 (v.5#2) pg. 16

Tip: Graphite paper does a cleaner job of transfering patterns to work pieces.
WOOD MAGAZINE #23 Jun 1988 (v.5#3) pg. 18

Woodworkers' standards. Reproducing project patterns. Topics covered include: transposing, transferring a half-pattern, using a pantograph, finding proportions, etc.
WOOD MAGAZINE #23 Jun 1988 (v.5#3) pg. 54

Ten layout tools no woodworker should be without.
WOOD MAGAZINE #25 Oct 1988 (v.5#5) pg. 66
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #27 Feb 1989 (v.6#1) pg. 10
Correction WOOD MAGAZINE #29 Jun 1989 (v.6#3) pg. 12
Correction WOOD MAGAZINE #31 Oct 1989 (v.6#5) pg. 10

Make your own "rescaled rulers" to enlarge or reduce a pattern or object by a specific percentage.
WOOD MAGAZINE #28 Apr 1989 (v.6#2) pg. 14

Transfer a photocopy of a pattern to your wood by using a hot iron.
WOOD MAGAZINE #33 Feb 1990 (v.7#1) pg. 20

Tip: Use waxed paper to extend the life of a paper pattern which you are tracing onto wood.
WOOD MAGAZINE #37 Sep 1990 (v.7#5) pg. 23

Tip: Reverse a pattern by photocopying onto clear acetate.
WOOD MAGAZINE #38 Oct 1990 (v.7#6) pg. 21

Tip suggests making scroll saw patterns from vinyl siding scraps.
WOOD MAGAZINE #55 Oct 1992 (v.9#7) pg. 17

How to determine an enlargement or reduction ratio.
WOOD MAGAZINE #56 Nov 1992 (v.9#8) pg. 16

Patterns, patterns everywhere. Methods for turning almost any printed photograph or illustration into a scroll saw pattern.
WOOD MAGAZINE #61 Jun 1993 (v.10#4) pg. 56

What woodworkers need to know about transferring patterns to wood.
WOOD MAGAZINE #68 Feb 1994 (v.11#2) pg. 60
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #74 Nov 1994 (v.11#8) pg. 4
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #80 Aug 1995 (v.12#5) pg. 18

Tip on copying scroll saw and chip-carving patterns onto clear plastic.
WOOD MAGAZINE #82 Oct 1995 (v.12#7) pg. 12

Tip on using denatured alcohol to remove pencil marks from wood.
WOOD MAGAZINE #82 Oct 1995 (v.12#7) pg. 16

Tip on using plastic stencil material to make reusable patterns for scrollwork.
WOOD MAGAZINE #84 Dec 1995 (v.12#9) pg. 16

How to make a smaller version of a plan by using this technique to re-size all of the dimensions.
WOOD MAGAZINE #84 Dec 1995 (v.12#9) pg. 28

How to transfer a photocopied pattern to wood using lacquer thinner.
WOOD MAGAZINE #99 Oct 1997 (v.14#6) pg. 16

Set-up shows how to trace the shadow profile of a spindle in order to make an accurate pattern to duplicate.
WOOD MAGAZINE #100 Nov 1997 (v.14#7) pg. 26

3M Post-It Glue Stick recommended for keeping patterns in place during sawing.
WOOD MAGAZINE #100 Nov 1997 (v.14#7) pg. 28

Improved method for gluing a paper pattern to a workpiece.
WOOD MAGAZINE #121 Feb 2000 (v.17#1) pg. 26

Tip on using clear packaging tape (not glue) to attach a paper pattern to a workpiece.
WOOD MAGAZINE #124 May-Jun 2000 (v.17#4) pg. 32

Tip on making self-adhesive scrollsaw patterns.
WOOD MAGAZINE #127 Oct 2000 (v.17#7) pg. 38

Tip on scaling up a photo or drawing without making or buying scaling callipers.
WOODCARVING #46 Jan-Feb 1999 pg. 54

How to attach paper patterns to wood when cutting to shape.
WOODSMITH #35 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 22

Tip: Transfer a xerographic copy of a paper pattern (or heat decals) to your wood stock using a hot iron.
WOODSMITH #45 Jun 1986 pg. 3
Added Info WOODSMITH #47 Oct 1986 pg. 3

Tip on transferring a pattern from a grid.
WOODSMITH #65 Oct 1989 pg. 13

Tip on transfering a photocopy of a pattern to wood using a hot iron.
WOODSMITH #71 Oct 1990 pg. 16

Tip on using clear self-adhesive film to make scroll saw patterns.
WOODSMITH #73 Feb 1991 pg. 4

A simple wooden frame fitted with spring steel clips is used to suspend a magazine or drawing for easy reference in the workshop.
WOODWORK #10 Summer 1991 pg. 14

Accurate laying out (setting out) of a project using "rods" (thin boards which contain full-size details and dimensions of the project).
WOODWORK #29 Oct 1994 pg. 72

Tip on transfering a design to a carving blank by ironing a xerographic copy of the pattern onto the wood. This causes the black image to tranfer to the wood.
WOODWORKER Dec 1989 (v.93#12) pg. 1165

The beginning woodworker. How to enlarge and transfer patterns.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1979 (v.3#1) pg. 3

Techniques for enlarging and transfering woodworking patterns.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1981 (v.5#3) pg. 12

Tip: Use perforated hardboard as a drawing aid when enlarging "gridded" patterns.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1984 (v.8#1) pg. 62

Tip on transfering a photocopy of a pattern to wood.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1988 (v.12#1) pg. 53

Transferring and enlarging patterns. Tips on using the grid method, pantograph, and copy machine.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1989 (v.13#2) pg. 14

Using the squares method to enlarge a drawing.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1968 (v.24#3) pg. 46

Making projects from full-size plans. A look at what is provided by companies who sell full-size plans and tips on working from such plans.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1981 (v.37#6) pg. 36

How to enlarge patterns.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1987 (v.43#5) pg. 104