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I dont know whether contracted is the right word but i have a problem. I have cut a wheel arch (see photo) and it is now smaller than what it is supposed to be

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Not sure what you mean.  I have had parts shrink when I heat treated them for coloring in the oven.  I now cut after. 
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Wow - that is odd.
The only things that come to mind is one of the patterns was not printed to scale.
Or the original plan set has an error.
What plan set are these parts from?

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It looks like the printer slipped and printed not full size or it printed in portrait mode instead of landscape mode. In the printer dialog box are settings for "print to scale" or "print full size" or "print to fit". The exact wording varies from printer to printer and computer to computer. But all printers will have some type of dialog box appear when you select "print". Do not select "print to fit page" or "print to fit". Always make sure that "print full size" or "print to scale" is the type of message selected. 

Also, always check the printer dialog box to make sure that you select "landscape" if the plan set pages are wider than they are tall and that you select "portrait" if the plan set pages are taller than they are wide. This usually solves any printed page size issues.


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It could be the wood, I have ripped pieces of wood on a table saw and had the kerf close up and pinch the saw. By the look of the piece it does have the grain running across the top so it could be this.
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no printer or plan error it is/was the wood that i used i cut the piece below in the picture and that one came out fine. i have since done 2 more as the first one i cut snapped [frown].

Its from the petebilt truck stop the wheel arch's at the front

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Interesting
Tony made a good observation and comment on the wood grain as the possible root cause.
I think you can salvage this fender.
Soak it in water, wrap it up and microwave it.
Then clamp it over one of the wheels with some spacers or make a clamping jig.
Similar to one of the posts I did on making the bucket for the front end loader.
Once it had hand enough time to dry, it should be good to use.
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Thank you for the tips and advice 

I will have a look at that Udie

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Wood moves. Especially tension wood.

"Definition of tension wood. : a reaction wood formed on the upper side of tree branches and leaning trunks and characterized by narrower and thinner walled wood and fiber elements, excessive longitudinal shrinkage, and tendency to collapse on drying — compare compression wood"

When you cut a part out of a piece of tension wood and relieve the tension. Some times the movement happens quickly and your table saw blade gets pinched. Sometimes it move slowly so that your perfectly flat board ends up shaped like a potato chip.

Improperly dried wood will move after it is cut and it dries. Construction grade lumber is know to do this.



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The wood in question is off a recycled cot it looks like beech
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