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Forum topic by steveinaz posted 08-26-2015 02:13 PM 1026 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-26-2015 02:13 PM

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I would like to generate a full size drawing of a chair I want to build. I have looked online for large graph paper with 1” squares but found only one source (very expensive). My printer only handles 8 1/2×11 sheets. How do people do this? Am I looking at generating scale drawings the wrong way? Are there other sources for large sheets of graph paper out there? Any help or thoughts would be appreciated. Thank you

-- Steve in AZ

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#1 posted 08-26-2015 03:22 PM

I figure the size of the object and take the 8.5X11 printout to a copy place and tell them what sizes I need.
If it takes larger sheets than they can handle, they will print it in quadrants and it’s easy to match them up.

BTW, where are you located in AZ? I’m in Snowflake.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 08-26-2015 03:23 PM

Mattias Wandel has a program called Big Print find it here.

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#3 posted 08-26-2015 03:32 PM

Make the dwg on a 1/4” thk sheet of lauan.

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#4 posted 08-26-2015 03:37 PM

+1 rwe2156

Bigprint works well to copy and print out a full sizes copy on standard paper which you then tape together.

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#5 posted 08-26-2015 05:07 PM

Big print works great, but there is another option too

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#6 posted 08-26-2015 05:44 PM

Thanks so much everyone. There is a best option in the suggestions. I’m going to give each a try. Steve in Scottsdale, AZ

-- Steve in AZ

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#7 posted 08-26-2015 08:17 PM

Adobe Reader (free) can do that from a pdf file.

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