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A way to make mounting things on the wall/drilling holes much easier.

Items Needed

Option A

Photocopier

Option B

Printer

Scanner

This is all you need, minus the tools for mounting eg stud detector nails etc. Or if you're just working straight into the gib board pins or tacks will work.

 
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Step 1: Scanning and Printing

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Scan and print to 100% scale with a scanner and printer or a photocopier. The option to print to 100% scale should be under your printing/page options.

Step 2: Mounting

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Put the pins/nails/tacks whatever you may in to where they should be mounted while holding the to size printed paper on the wall. After that mount your object and you're done :). Fairly simple, and I didn't come up with this idea myself but I thought I would share a neat little way to mount things while keeping them accurate.

wilgubeast3 months ago

Clever. I use the same technique to figure out precise laser cutting sizes for small items. Take a scan, pop it into Illustrator or Corel, then keep the canvas size consistent.

bfarm3 months ago

So simple - awesome.