I logged on to add some to my own thread, but saw the title, and looked, and this will take the time I had allocated for my own post. I do my masters somewhat different (what others call templates). I my own designs, and when I get what I want, to actual size, I glue the paper to a piece of 1/2" plywood. Then cut as close to the line as I can, then sand right down to the line, until the wood is exactly what I want. Then trace around that onto another piece of 1/2" plywood, then rough cut around that piece. Then glue the first piece to the second piece, on the traced line. Then using a pattern bit, rout around them, and wind up with a 1" thick piece, exactly as I want a finished piece to be. Then about 1/4" in from the edge, draw a line all around the edge of the top piece, then drill nail pilot holes all around the piece. I've tried double sided tape, etc., and find all a real pain in the tookus to clean up after. The nails work much better, just make sure the nail holes will not be where they can be seen, if necessary, take the nails out, flip the master, and reinsert the nails. Short, thin nails. Then lay the master on a piece of wood that will be part of whatever, trace around it, then rough cut around the line. Then put the master down, and tack down the nails all around it. Then rout around that, and you will have a perfect clone of the master. Repeat as needed for that particular piece. I make my masters 1" thick, because they are much easier to handle, I feel I have more control, and my hand is much less likely to slip. I also write on my masters, with any useful info, including the word master, so I won't screw up and include one in whatever I am making, did that once, and never more, never more. Oh, and I would say you're going to do much better with a table router. They aren't rocket science to make, and work well. Mine is about 15 years old, the latest version that is. Pics are my router table, and several banks I made using this technique, multiples of the wizards, and all perfect clones.