Do you have any simple tricks for taking the grids on a plan and transferring them to workable size?
Tim Inman: Use a photocopier to make a copy of the plans. Enlarge the printed plans or reduce them as needed to the size you want. In addition to a “right-sized” copy or print, if you use a laser toner type copier, you also have an “iron-on” transfer. Simply lay the photocopy upside down on the wood, and press it with a hot iron. You’ll get a direct transfer onto the board. I use an old dry iron set on “permanent press,” and it works fine for me.
John Brock: In the past, I’ve used a flat bed scanner and a large format printer (plotter). I have access to one at work, but your local Kinko’s or a local reprographics shop can do a print for a reasonable price.