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Old 02-13-2018, 05:00 PM
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I searched on and off for a bunch of years before I found a pack of new carbon paper. I was overjoyed at it... .until I found that it was so "dry" that I had to press hard enough to get any amount of transfer that the wood ended up badly crushed. I kept it for a while and found that it is useful for plywood parts only. For balsa I've used the same method for quite a few years now of stitching a line of pin holes through the plans into the wood. Just the ends for straight lines which I cut using a ruler and about 3/16 to 1/4 apart for curved portions. It's bothersome and leaves the plans with holes but it doesn't take as long as you might think. And it's far less overall time than copying the plan and cutting out and then spraying gluing all the parts from a second set of plans.

I corrected the title for you so you don't get a bunch of cooks wondering about your "pans".... .