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    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.

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    Dave

    That's excellent work.

    I reckon drawing up the components you are about to build is nearly as enjoyable as the building.

    Well Done

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twisted Tenon View Post
    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.

    TT
    That would be a lot warmer than cast iron. Good idea

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    Next time you need scaled drawings like that, take a look at this: (but not on your Android)

    http://www.blocklayer.com/polygon-templates.aspx

    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.

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    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.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dai sensei View Post
    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.
    I'm the same but different - I use Excel, where the shapes and dimensions can be controlled a little bit better than in Powerpoint.
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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evanism View Post
    Perhaps give SketchUp a crack. It's is awesome. Every job I do, I now do a design for. Clients absolutely love it.
    Can you use it on android tablets?

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    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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