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    I had a musky pattern that I wanted to enlarge to trophy size and hang it on my garage. I tried using a photocopier and taped it together but had the lines not exactly line up. So I traced the pattern on a clear overhead plastic sheet and put it on an overhead projector and taped paper together and put it on the wall. I traced the projected image on the paper. I then cut it out with a spiral blade since it was two big to turn on my Dewalt. I now have an approx. 50 lb. musky on my garage and it didn't take a thousand casts. I was also lucky to attend a school auction and get an overhead projector for a $1.00. My next project is to enlarge and cut out the jumping buck in the last issue and silouette it on the back of my garage.

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    Hi Dirts. that sounds like a fun project. hope you get a picture to show us soon. that still sounds like alot of work , even with a spirale. how long are your arms. thats one of biggest problems with a long piece. is reaching into the project. far enouph to hold the piece close to the blade. you say 50 lbs. wow. I guess the wood held itself down. would love to see the finised piece.
    Evie

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      The musky weighs about 2 lbs, but it looks like a Trophy 50 lb. musky in size. The deer I will have to use a sabre saw with a scroll saw blade. I used those cutting out some unique victorian fence pickets. I found some renovation patterns on the net and enlarged them on a copy machine until they were the width of my boards. I cut it out with a sissors and traced the pattern on the first board and then cut it out and marked it pattern. I cut out close to 70 pickets but no one has a fence like mine. In fact on my driveway side I have one pattern and on the backside I have another pattern.
      My son is building a new house with beam ceilings and asked me if I would cut out designs out of 8X10" boards to cover the butt joints. I will do them in trees,leaves,wildlife,hunting and fishing from the northwoods. He was worried about the seam showing through the pattern. I will stain 1/4 backboards and glue them on the pattern board. I also suggested that I cut out the outline and push them out and stain them and then put them back in and push them out and glue them so they are raised.
      Last edited by Dirts; 07-22-2006, 09:36 AM.

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        Dirts, please if your able post some pictures of these projects! I for one would love to see them.
        Bill

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          Dirts

          thanks for sharing the idea, add me to the list of folks wanting to see
          you finished project......... pete
          Pete Ripaldi

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