at first it might seem somewhat obvious
how to do this, a good tracing can really help get all the
details of your moulding right. One thing that will help
is to invest in a .5mm(very thin lead) mechanical pencil.
They usually cost about $1.00.
next thing to do is to rub the lead of your pencil on a
piece of paper at about a 45 degree angle to create a chisel
point on your lead. This takes about 20 seconds.
take your sample out to a chop saw and cut a very clean
edge on it. If you cut slowly letting the blade get up to
full rpm this will give the best results. Tip: don't cut
too large of a piece to trace, it is difficult to keep it
still while tracing. Usually about a 3" to 4"
piece works best. So when cutting, cut your clean edge first
then cut it to three inches. It can be very dangerous to
cut an already small piece. Be careful!
your moulding an a clean sheet of paper , and apply consistent
pressure on the top so your moulding doesn't move while
you are tracing it. Hold your pencil at an angle so the
chisel point lead will be flush to the edge of the moulding.
That's it, trace away.
it is Template Services, Inc. job to make sure the corners
are square and the lines are smooth. Please don't feel the
need to "dress up your tracing" for us to correctly
grind you molding
knives. All that is required now is for you to put a
thickness and width measurement on your drawing. To ensure
good results this should be measured with machinist calipers
to the nearest .001. Please do not round up or down. For
example, if you would like an existing moulding that measures
4.235" to be remanufactured at an even 4 1/4"
Please give us the existing precise measurement first with
instructions on how you would like it scaled.