D5 Questions for Jacques

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D5 Questions for Jacques

Post by Jeff » Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:24 am

The following question arrived via email last evening: "Hi, I just purchased the D5 plans and have questions. I just brought home card stock to make my patterns. I used an awl to mark the corners of each part, punched a series of dots to mark off the curves, and then connected all the dots. For fun I decided to measure the parts against the measurements on the drawing and they didn’t match at all.. by way more than 2% as indicated in the drawing. So, should I discard the pattern templates and measure everything out as I draw or should I trust the patterns you sent? My concern is that when I go to make the seat tops, they will be way to small to fit over the bulkheads. Thanks," Jeff

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Re: D5 Questions for Jacques

Post by jacquesmm » Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:11 am

Trust the dimensions, not the patterns.
The printing may be off and the paper can move, stretch and shrink but the dimensions are always reliable.
Jacques Mertens - Designer

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