Does anyone make a paper mockup before building?

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by bluewhisper, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Just wondering, does anyone tweak their build designs by making small card-stock paper mockups first? Just to see how the intended parts would fit together, or else show the builder exactly what you want.
  2. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Couldn't hurt - always nice to have a good visual if you are having a hard time picturing what it will look like in your head.
  3. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    a cardboard cut out, of the RF plate, would be good to check dimensions for a good air flow...
  4. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Like a full-size template to fit in an existing rig? That could help.
  5. Cardboard's alot cheaper than metal when it comes to mock-up work.
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    When I make full size patterns and mock ups for the boat building I do I use door skin. It's cheap and isn't as easy to destroy as cardboard or paper. It's also easy to glue multiple pieces together with hot glue.
  7. radioguy

    radioguy Smoking Fanatic

    I've made full size patterns out of cardboard, beer cartons and so on. Some masking tape and hot glue helps.


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