Using OpenOffice Draw to Make Knife Templates(The zero dollar way)
I get a lot of questions about using graphic software to make knife templates (patterns). As most folks don't have expensive software, I chose the free OpenOffice Draw program and made a brief how to video that should get you started. Free is always best hey?
The key thing is that Draw can create vector graphics. The are made up of points that can be scaled, stretched, and tweaked to your heart's content. If you've seen my PDF Templates. These are created with a vector graphics application.
If you don't have it, you'll need to download OpenOffice here. Once installed click the Draw icon to start Draw. The rest is pretty easy to work through.
I've really tried to keep this simple. I hope that some fellow knifemakers will find it useful.
Best of luck!
Please let me know how your templates are coming along.