Making custom front panels

Making a front panel for a project case can be dawnting at times. Reason why is if you have dials, switches and even displays you want everything to fit let alone even and square. Last thing you want is a LCD to be offset and tilted.
I have found it best to use graph/grid paper. Tape or even glue it on the item you plan to use and draw away. With this route you want to draw everything in squares shapes. Just think of it as legos or minecraft and you are set. If you glue on the paper you can then drill or cut the panel with out measuring the center unless you want a rectangular shape. Easy fix for that is the use a straight edge and go corner to corner and where the line intersects is the center.
Here is the panel to my bench power supply. Just have to finish mocking things up and cut away.


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