25th Jun 2015, 07:46 AM #1
Tech drawing without a drawing board
Do not do this in winter lol
Wanted to some drawing and take some scaled measurements but did not have my drawing board.
Also had no idea how to do this on an android with accuracy. ...... so
Word to the wise. Duct tape does not peal off your paper well but does 'peel off' the paper well.
Table saw is awefulky cold to use at night in winter though.
With a square and protractor thingy i could get all the angles i needed.
Turning Wood Into Art
25th Jun 2015, 09:44 AM #2GOLD MEMBER
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That's excellent work.
I reckon drawing up the components you are about to build is nearly as enjoyable as the building.
25th Jun 2015, 07:25 PM #3
That's a good idea Dave. it wouldn't take much to make up a board and slide the saw protractor along one edge or maybe rout two 90° channels -bottom & RHS to use as a work shop board.
TTLearning to make big bits of wood smaller......
25th Jun 2015, 10:23 PM #4
26th Jun 2015, 09:16 AM #5
Next time you need scaled drawings like that, take a look at this: (but not on your Android)
Not as satisfying as drawing them up by hand, but might be a bit quicker and not so cold.
Just make sure to print at 100% printer scale (not 'Fit to Page'). Scale setting should be in the dialog box that comes up when you select the Print' menu command in browser or PDF viewer.
If there's other types of scaled drawings you need, or other dimensions marked on the current ones, please let me know and I'll try and knock them up.
26th Jun 2015, 09:40 AM #6
Dave, I still have my 1969 model drawing board (Western Red Cedar) and all the instruments. The T-Square is still with me, 'cept it ain't square, along with the various set squares.
The most often used instrument these days are the compasses, but the set squares, flexi-line, circle & elipse templates and radius markers all get a run from time to time.
In fact I have my big sister's French Curves which she acquired in 1965, and use them fairly frequently.
26th Jun 2015, 12:07 PM #7
These days I do all my drawing on Powerpoint. Did both the front double carport and the large back shed for certification including all the associated house and land plans/elevations. Even my smaller projects like the aluminium framed box on the back of the camper and my lounge TV/display unit were done that way.Neil____________________________________________Every day presents an opportunity to learn something new
26th Jun 2015, 01:08 PM #8
26th Jun 2015, 03:00 PM #9Retired
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Perhaps give SketchUp a crack. It's is awesome. Every job I do, I now do a design for. Clients absolutely love it.
26th Jun 2015, 06:18 PM #10
26th Jun 2015, 06:19 PM #11
I tried Sketchup, but didn't find it intuitive. I used to use DesignCad, which I bought after a write-up in FWW, and found it fantastic, intuitive if you're used to hand drawing, great for drawing parts separately and then assembling. You can draw parts in orthographic projection, jump around between views, swap to isometric or perspective, specify the viewer position and move around - great piece of software. Unfortunately, it runs on Windows, and as I no longer have Windows on my Mac I no longer have it.
These days I do most of my drawings in isometric on tracing paper over downloaded iso graph paper for clients.
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