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Old 01-27-2018, 11:29 AM
turnbuckle turnbuckle is offline
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Default Templates - what material?

Whether you are working from a buck or an existing panel, what do you find works best for templating?

Brown paper, newspaper, fabric?

Or something else?

Otter skin?
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Old 01-27-2018, 01:10 PM
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Hi Mark, fabrics no good because of the stretch and you would find too flexible diagonally because of the weave. News paper tends to be too delicate so I would go for good old brown masking paper. In the past I have also used FSP Flexible Shape Patterns, check this link out, one I did earlier.
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Old 01-27-2018, 04:43 PM
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I use the heavy paper for protecting new hardwood floors and stairs for houses under construction. It comes in rolls and different thickness'.
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Old 01-27-2018, 05:25 PM
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hi turnbuckle what i use is
brown paper as used by spray painters for masking ,can get in different lengths and is long and strong and cheep,

masking tape used to fix brown paper to panels - bucks easy to apply remove,

aluminium strips 1.2mm or1.5mm thick for making custom sweeps hammer on the edges of strip to make curves hope this helps

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