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i have gotten plans that shows each part but most of them are not to scale,,some provide a grid sheet showing each part,,,but some of them i would like to make a template of the actual size,,,and i can half way do it using this method but it would be alot better if i could blow them up to scale,,,i watch alot of steve ramsey videos(wwmm) and a lot of his plans are where you actually have to tape serveral piece of paper together to get the plans at full scale,,can anyone tell me the easiest way to do this or another way,,,
 

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One way is Office Depot or similar.

Another way is Mattias Wandel’s Big Print program.
 

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i have gotten plans that shows each part but most of them are not to scale,,some provide a grid sheet showing each part,,,but some of them i would like to make a template of the actual size,,,and i can half way do it using this method but it would be alot better if i could blow them up to scale,,,i watch alot of steve ramsey videos(wwmm) and a lot of his plans are where you actually have to tape serveral piece of paper together to get the plans at full scale,,can anyone tell me the easiest way to do this or another way,,,
Not sure if this helps but here is how I did this.
I had built a complicated pumping engine to an known scale. This is all metal working with lathes and mills.
I had problems getting the engine and pumps to run. The engines would turn over and then bind up. The problem was the small scale.
I decided to re-build this project in 1-1/2 scale. I printed the drawings at 150% . I multiplied the dimensions by 1.500
This worked for almost all of the parts.
mike
 
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