Awhile back I made a monster truck bank for my grandson. It's OK, but really what I was after. Picture one. So sketched up another one, came out pretty good. But, then I decided to make a big monster truck design, like about 23 3/4" long, and 12" tall. Picture two. Put in a LOT of time on this one, in fact 'finished' it about nine times in all. Printed out a copy, to compare it to my small sketch. Wonder of wonders, the two were very close to the same size, and looks loads better than my first sketch, and totally scaled to my big design.
Years ago I made a very nice wood piggy bank. Spent a huge amount of time and thinking on the inside, around the coin slot, developing a shape that would allow easy removal of change by turning it upside down, and shaking. Well, my now ex-dau-in-law apparently put in a fifty cent piece and wanted to retreive it. Instead of shaking it, she used a electric carving knife to enlarge the hole, effectively ruining a very nice build. I actually made the masters to make another, and had started on it, then decided I didn't like the design that much. So, spent a good amount of time and came up with a design I really liked, 7 1/2" long, about 5 3/4" tall. Then decided I wanted a large version, huge really. It would be about 23 3/4" long, and about 15" tall, which is three time larger, then my present design, plus however wide I finally decide on. The first issue is, I need a larger piece of cardboard to sketch it out on. Second is, to get an accurate scale up, I'll need to make about a 1" graph over my design, then a 3" graph on the cardboard, to accurately scale up the design. I just hope it turns out well. And/or, I may just make a design twice the size of my present design, with 2" graph.
Lesson learned: If I'm going to make more than one size of whatever I design, make the large version first, then by taking a photo and printing it, I will also have a small version, exactly to scale.
"It ain't what you're told, it's what you know." - Granny Weatherwax
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Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
.....Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.