Today I bought the bearings and bolts. I got sent to a flea market full of gypsies and jugglers and old me selling older machinery. Here is the fruit of my labour.
Went down to the local printers today aswell and got the majority of the larger parts printed on 3 sheets of A0 paper.
I started cutting out the parts and gluing them onto the wood blanks for bandsaw cutting latter. gluing paper to wood for designs is not a great idea. I only did it because I saw Mattias Wandel do it once. (If you dont know who he is, he is best described as cross a cross between Chuck Norris and a Ninja but for woodworking. Things that you would never think of building with wood, he has built and probably 80 times better than you can. Check out his sites http://www.sentex.net/~mwandel/
Back to the point. Glue is a bit messy and causes the paper to warp as you ar placing it. If you do use this technique;
1. Start in the middle of the piece and work outwards.
2. Use the glue sparingly.
3. Apply the glue to the wood and then place the paper on top.
4. Check some dimensions after.
I checked a few dimensions with the model and it doesnt seem too grave. However the print is not perfect 1:1 its 1:0.991
Another technique is to use a clothes iron to transfer the plans onto the wood by reheating the ink on the paper. I am going to give this a shot next time. Its work well in the past. AND, you can usually get a couple of transfers from the same print. Just have to remember that the design is mirrored.