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D-Size Tele Body Blueprint Files HERE

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by tdowns, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. modelo dos

    modelo dos Tele-Meister

    168
    Apr 11, 2007
    SusQ Valley, PA
    Just a quick post to let everyone who's looking for a metric conversion know...

    Terry was kind enought to send me his file and I've begun working on the conversion. My time is limited this week but I'm hoping to have something tomorrow evening (maybe, no promises). Hang in there... :)

    EDIT: Just caught Ed's last post here, sounds like you're ahead of the game. For what it's worth, I have a program that can convert just about any type of drawing or 3D model to almost any format. So if there's anyone who is interested in Ed's solid model but can't use a Solidworks file, I can take a crack at converting that as well.
     
  2. Superc_1

    Superc_1 Tele-Meister

    Age:
    59
    195
    Apr 23, 2007
    Atkins,Arkansas
    WOW!!! I have been saving some swamp ash for about 30 years with the plan of make some tele's. I can see that happening now! This wood was the best out of 10,00 board feet of lumber and it 2" thick by about 18" wide and its about 10' long. Thanks again and again and again if you know what I mean!!
     
  3. gtech

    gtech Friend of Leo's

    Jan 4, 2007
    Quebec, Canada
    So you were 19 when you took that decision... Cool!

    I wish I did that at 19 instead of trying to build a guitar from plywood as I did...

    Gilles
     
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  5. Jack Wells

    Jack Wells Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Oct 19, 2003
    Albuquerque, USA
    Has anyone printed the drawing out? I had a friend print one out for me. It printed a little small. The 12.758 measures about 12.4. I told him how to do it to make it print actual size but I wasn't there when he did it. Can't really complain since it was a freebee.

    I'd like to hear if someone has success in getting a drawing that measures as indicated by the dimensions on the drawings. I'd like to know why mine didn't.
     
    Last edited: May 1, 2007
  6. Tango

    Tango TDPRI Member

    49
    Oct 8, 2006
    Toronto, Canada
    I printed the drawing out on several sheets of 8.5" x 11" paper. I carefully registered and taped the pages together. The body width measures 12.625" on my assembled print. I intend to take the pdf file to a print shop and have them print it out on one large sheet.

    It did occur to me that 12.625" plus a good thick coat of poly and the finished body width would be right on the money. :rolleyes:

    Thanks to Terry and Co. for making this drawing available
     
  7. tdowns

    tdowns Former Member

    Nov 8, 2003
    Texas

    There are various print options in Adobe Acrobat for scaling the print.

    1. None
    2. Fit to printer margins (default)
    3. Reduce to printer margins
    4. Multiple pages per sheet

    You would want to select "1".

    Also, if using the standalone reader (no inside the browser), you can select "File" and "Properties" and you will see the page size is indeed 34" x 22".

    It should work. Yours coming out at 12.4 sounds like the default option 2 was selected. Most D sized pen printers can print the full 22" height. Some others may have margin limits. In any case, no scaling should get you a 1:1 print, and likely chop off some of the border.

    However, I have not yet printed a D size of it, so you've got me concerned. My glass is half empty, not half full. :lol:
     
  8. Jack Wells

    Jack Wells Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Oct 19, 2003
    Albuquerque, USA
    Thanks Terry. I stressed to my friend the set Page Scaling to None. In fact in an IM I said it twice. His plotter uses 30 in. wide paper rolls and can print any length so there shouldn't have been a problem with the plotter capability. But, like I said, I wasn't there when he printed it so I don't know if he indeed set Page Scaling to None. I picked up the drawing at his office today and haven't yet had a chance to discuss it with him.
     
    Last edited: May 1, 2007
  9. tdowns

    tdowns Former Member

    Nov 8, 2003
    Texas
    Ok my friend. Let me know how it goes.
     
  10. Jack Wells

    Jack Wells Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Oct 19, 2003
    Albuquerque, USA
    It's definitely not a problem with the drawing. I used the Adobe Reader Snapshot Tool to crop just the upper bout. I printed that segment. The 6.378 dimension measured just a skosh over 6 3/8 (6.375) in. which I consider right on.
     
  11. Tedecaster

    Tedecaster Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 16, 2006
    Greensboro, Vermont
    It was all TOO easy!

    I took a copy of Rev A, saved on a a thumb drive to Staples. They opened it, ran one copy to check the scale, looked good, & made two more.

    Out of there in less than 10 minutes (& less than $10) with 3 full scale Tele drawing (one goes on the wall).

    Terry, Thanks again! And thanks to all who have had a hand in it.

    Too Cool!
     
  12. mojocasterman

    mojocasterman Friend of Leo's

    Jan 9, 2006
  13. gtech

    gtech Friend of Leo's

    Jan 4, 2007
    Quebec, Canada
    Hey, that's a good idea. Thanks for mentioning it.

    Gilles
     
  14. tdowns

    tdowns Former Member

    Nov 8, 2003
    Texas
    Outstanding!! I'm glad they came through for you. :)

    Hey Mojo, thanks for the kind words.

    I'm thinking about how cool it would be the have a real blueprint, you know the old ammonia based copies.
     
  15. ehawley

    ehawley Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 16, 2005
    Keyport, New Jersey
    Terry, I have an old ammonia based machine here.!! Let me crank it up and see if it still works. I'll send you a print od two.
    Cheers
    ED
     
  16. tdowns

    tdowns Former Member

    Nov 8, 2003
    Texas
    That's awesome Ed. Thanks. I've been trying to find someone that has one of those old machines.

    All the best,
    Terry
     
  17. KokoTele

    KokoTele <img src="http://www.tdpri.com/gifs/vendor.png" /> Vendor Member

    Age:
    41
    Mar 17, 2003
    albany, ny [not chicago]
    here's a trivia question for you guys. why blue prints? anyone know how they decided that white print on a blue background was a good thing to have? my high school had a white print machine that made blue print on a white background because the old blue prints were supposed to exhaust too much crap into the air.
     
  18. tdowns

    tdowns Former Member

    Nov 8, 2003
    Texas
    The one concept I seem to remember about "blueprints" is regarding revision control. There was almost no way to modify a blueprint. Only the original pencil based drawing could be changed. Copies can be red-lined, but the blueprint could not me modified and still look like a blueprint. That's all I can remember. But what the heck do I know?? :oops:
     
  19. ehawley

    ehawley Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 16, 2005
    Keyport, New Jersey
    Your right Terry! When I worked at the Singer Sewing Machine Co. in Elizabeth we used to keep all the originals lock up in a drawing cab. The only way to make a change or revision was to erase and re-draw and then make a new print. Eric..those old print machines sure did stink! Thank god for plotters! THe old HP pen and the newer inkjets.
    cheers
    ED
     
  20. modelo dos

    modelo dos Tele-Meister

    168
    Apr 11, 2007
    SusQ Valley, PA
    Hey guys,

    Had a quick moment to hop on the boards, just wanted to apologize to anyone waiting on the metric drawing conversion. I had a bunch of stuff come up last week (typical life crap no one ever plans for but happens at the absolute worst time) and didn't get around to dealing with the drawing yet. I'm hoping to get the conversion taken care of by the weekend. Again, sorry if I've held anyone up by not getting it converted and posted as quickly as I thought I would.
     
  21. timmer

    timmer Tele-Afflicted

    Dumb Question

    Could I take this drawing someplace and tell them "I'd like one of these in clear acrylic?"

    If so, what kind of machine/s would they need to have.

    Thanks Terry!
     
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