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Protect full size plans?

thenated0g

Drinker of coffee, Maker of things
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#1
I just got some full size plans printed out. I'm not doing a balsa build but figured this was probably where the most experience with full size plans (that don't get chopped up) would be. So does anybody protect there full size plans in any way? They are not super expensive but would like to keep them in good shape. Was thinking i could use my 5mil iron on laminate for *gasp* what it was actually made for.
 

foamtest

Toothpick glider kid
#2
I used to roll mine up and store them that way but they are a hassle to use them again, I have now begun to fold them since it is easier to get out a crease than an entire warped piece of paper, in my mind that is. If you have some giant folders to store them flat that would be ideal.
 

thenated0g

Drinker of coffee, Maker of things
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#3
Thanks for the reply, i didnt explain it well, i meant how to protect it while on the workbench and working on top of it.
 

Joker 53150

Mmmmmmm, balsa.
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#4
Depending on what I'm building I'll sometimes lay down some plastic wrap where glue will be applied. Occasionally I'll just build right over the paper and take a little more time to be sure not to get excess on the paper, it kind of depends on what I'm building and what kind of mood I'm in. :)
 
#9
I usually trace all my templates one by one. Put them away and then start building. I would not recommend working ontop of your plans if you want to preserve them.