When making something at home you get an idea in your head, think your just going to fire up some cad, plop it out and move right along. It quickly occurred to me that I cant keep it all in my head, and while I dont have detailed drawings that detail out every aspect of the project, I do need some to keep it on track.
So after measuring thinking, offsetting, thinking I got some basic measurements to make my cutting pattern, and if I get confused I can just reference my previously drawn rough ideas.
Im no ME so its a rough outline of what I want, from there I can make cad drawings for cutting patterns and fine tune it from there. Its not gotta be perfect for a 1 off, its just got to be very close so I can tune it in by hand.
BTW happy Independence Day