FULL SCALE PATTERN
by Dexter A. Hansen
(C) Copyright 1987-2003
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This pattern is designed to be a full scale pattern for the experienced crafts
hobbyist. The author makes no warrenties or representations as to the ease
of assembly or suitability of the finished project for any intended purpose.
Obtain the materials listed on the Material/Parts List.
Cut out the pattern on the bold (darkest) line. As this is the outline for
your project, use extreme care when cutting the pattern.
Place the pattern on the board you have selected for one of your 3/4" thick
end boards and trace the outline of the pattern onto the board.
Cut the board out following the pattern.
Repeat steps 3 and 4.
Assemble the basket by nailing the 1/5" X 3/5" X 5" strips by using two 3/4"
to 1" long brads (4 total per strip), spacing approximately as shown. You
may wish to save the boarder of the pattern as a reference for spacing your
Note - Use of an appropriate wood glue will increase holding strength of
the joints, however, care must be taken not to get glue on the wood where
you want a stained wood finish. Paint covers most common wood glues, stain
Finish to suit. Suggested finish is to paint the egg a pastel color to suit,
followed by an Easter Egg design, using a darker color for window & door
|3/4" thick End Boards to suit.
|1/5" X 3/5" x 5" wood strips.
||3/4' to 1" brads.
||Finish & Paints to suit.
Copyright © 1987 Dexter A. Hansen
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Comment: The pattern should print to full scale, however,
differences in browsers sometimes effects the scale. One option is
to click on the pattern and tell the browser to View the bjaypat.gif file.
Once it is the only thing showing on your browser, you can print the
drawing. In trying this with Netscape Navigator, the scale prints correctly
for the author. Should one desire to change the scale, try pulling
the GIF file into a GIF editor, either as a save as drawing or finding it
in your browser cache directory and printing. The original prints out
on an 8 - 1/2 inch X 11 inch piece of paper. Once in an editor,
it can be scaled to suit your needs. If you need software to try this
with, click on the
Smartdraw Icon below and
download a trial version of their software. All you need to do is create
a new drawing, import the GIF file and scale to suit.
Additionally, when working in an editor, scale (drag) from a corner so you
don't change the aspect ratio.
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