I'm about to attempt my first board and I'm contemplating the process and I came up with an obstacle in my head.
I have no templates yet, only a picture, 6 width measurements, and 3 different battens to try.
So when I'm drawing my outline on the blank with my markings and battens how am I going to keep both sides relatively symmetrical? Even if I square everything up and replicate my process, I'm imagining discrepencies between the outline sides. Do I draw a half outline and trace it to flip it on the other side? What did everyone do for a new design before the CAD era? Do I just live with an asymmetrical board until I make a flip template from it?