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Father Photius
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I built a guillotine in High School metal shop. My only plans were out of a magic book that had a line drawing and no measurements, let alone a parts or cut list. But what I did was rely on something my Uncle Pete taught me. Apparently he and Uncle Harry were nortorious for taking bottoms out of hotel dresser drawers and using them to build a model. So he had taught me to use cheap thin pieces of wood or cardboard to build a model out of which could then be scaled or to simply build one of cardboard the size you want the final one to be, from the model you can take measurements. Allows for inexpensive adjustment and design changes.
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