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Using the same method of instruction as our very popular Complete-A-Sketch books, students learn by observing, reasoning and doing. Designed to be an overview of many different applications to drafting, this book can be used by students without any outside instruction - a real plus to teaching parents who have no drafting background. Is drafting a necessary skill? Some aspects are not as essential as others, but the ability to draw 2D what you see 3D is something your child will use designing a chicken coop, sketching a raised vegetable bed, or illustrating a warm layette. Children will all show different proficiencies in completing this course work, but, unlike historical dates and chemical equations, this is knowledge that is pertinent for a lifetime. Practical Drafting requires the tools listed below.
This book requires the use of many different drafting tools and supplies that you will need to obtain. We elected not to supply them because many families already have most of these tools in their home. Those that do not can often borrow them from a friend or relative. If you will have many children using this book, or if any of your children show a great desire to pursue drafting, it will be worth your while to invest in the best quality tools you can afford. Otherwise, inexpensive drafting tools are as close as your local office supply store.
Tools you will need:
- English and metric scales
- Isometric circle template
- Triangle 45 x 45 x 90 degrees
- Triangle 30 x 60 x 90 degrees
- Bow compass with center adjust
- Mechanical pencil with .9mm, .7mm, .5mm and
- .3mm leads
- Eraser and erasure shield
- Drafting tape
- 11” x 17” paper
- Of course, a small drafting table would be especially nice too!
Binding: Softcover, Spiral bound
Publisher: Insight Technical Education
Made In: USA
Reproducible: Copies for personal use only
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