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Lay out your project on a fresh piece of graph or tracing paper. Draw as many views as you need to visualize the size of each part and its relationship to the whole component. Make your sketches large, simple, and clear. Take the time to erase and re-sketch — correcting a mistake on a sketch is easy, inexpensive, and painless; correcting a mistake on your component is not. Your layout is complete when you’ve determined and recorded on it:
Use your layout sketch to make up cutting list. From that list figure the amount of material you need to purchase. Mistakes do happen, so purchase a little more of each type than you think you’ll need. Add to your shopping list hardware and any other supplies (such as putty, dowels, and sandpaper) that you may need for your project. If you’ll need any new tools, jot them down, too.
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DIY and Custom-Made Storage Solutions: Components You Can Build for Home, Office ... as a Hobby or for Sale (Profit, earn Income)
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