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See details DRAFTING KIT DELUXE, (model DKD-20), price per each
SKU: ALV-DKD-20

Contents: Qty.No.Description 1K111Alvin® Zippy No. 1 Knife 1NB1621Alvin® NB Original Series Mesh Bag 16" x 21" 1P466Alvin® 6" Semicircular Protractors 1R590-18Alvin® 18" Flexible Stainless Steel Ruler 1S1390-10Alvin...

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See details Alvin® 10" Cutting Edge Triangle 45°/90°: 45/90, Clear, Acrylic, 10", Triangle, (model ACT450-10), price per each
SKU: ALV-ACT450-10

Durable clear acrylic features inset stainless steel cutting edge on one side. Printed grid includes inch markings and centering lines ideal for both right and left-handed users. No-slip strips on one side for a stay-put g...

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See details Alvin® 10" Proportional Divider: 10", Compass/Divider, (model 458), price per each
SKU: ALV-458

Features precise rack and pinion movement replaceable hardened steel needle points and matte chrome finish that resists wear and corrosion. Includes reference mark for golden section. Packaged in a velvet lined case. Feat...

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See details Alvin® 24" Wood Pantograph: Wood, 24", Scale, (model PA308), price per each
SKU: ALV-PA308

Create enlarged or reduced drawings up to 10x scale. Features arms made from seasoned hardwood and chromed steel hardware and components. Includes table clamp and four spare leads. Not designed for 1:1 ratio. 1/box. 24" 30...

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See details Alvin® 4" Circular Protractor: Clear, Polystyrene, 4", Protractor, (model P234), price per each
SKU: ALV-P234

Made of durable 0.08" thick polystyrene. Features a full 360° of long-lasting graduations and beveled edges. Center cutout for easy lifting. Features: The color is clear.The material is polystyrene.The size is 4".The ty...

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See details Alvin® 6-Piece Ship Curve Set: Clear, Plastic, 6 3/4" - 24", Curve, (model SC66A), price per set
SKU: ALV-SC66A

Set of 6 ship curves fabricated from clear acrylic with smooth edges. Sizes include 6 3/4" (114) 12 1/2" (60) 13" (50) 15 1/2" (59) 24" (42) 24" (43). (Pattern number in parenthesis). Plastic thickness is 0.08". Features...

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See details Alvin® Basic Beginner’s Drafting Engineers’ Kit: Drawing and Geometry Set, (model BDK-1E), price per each
SKU: ALV-BDK-1E

Contains one each of: • 12" plastic engineer scale • 12" x 16" mesh bag • 7" x 5" practice cross section pad • 6" compass 6" divider • 10" 30°/60° triangle • 8" 45°/90° triangle • 6" protractor • 6¾" f...

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See details Alvin® DPX Series Deluxe Board with Straightedge 30" x 42": Black/Gray, White/Ivory, 30" x 42", Vinyl, Drawing Board, (model DPX42), price per each
SKU: ALV-DPX42

Portable drawing board equipped with deluxe parallel straightedge and protective board cover for various drawing and drafting applications. Perfect solution for students or professionals who require a precision drawing too...

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See details Alvin® Draft-Matic Mab Graves Edition Mechanical Pencil .5mm Mint: Black/Gray, .5mm, Mechanical, (model MAB-05), price per each
SKU: ALV-MAB-05

For thirty years the Alvin Draft/Matic mechanical pencil has been one of the best selling and most reliable pencils in the marketplace. To celebrate its birthday we have collaborated with artist Mab Graves (www.mabgraves.c...

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See details Alvin® Lettering Aid Template: 1/4" = 1', 1/8", 3/16", 5/32", (model TD1119), price per each
SKU: ALV-TD1119

Clear matte impact modified acrylic. Contains slots for letter sizes 1/8" 5/32" 3/16" and ¼". Size: 3-3/8" x 6-7/8" x .060". Features: The scale is 1/4" = 1', 1/8", 3/16", 5/32".. Related video: . Specifications: Sc...

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See details Alvin® Male Human Figure: 3/32" - 1/2" = 1, (model TD22), price per each
SKU: ALV-TD22

Contains six sizes of standing male figures in silhouette. Four positions. Scales from 3/32" to ½" = 1’. Size: 5¾" x 8-1/8" x .030". Features: The scale is 3/32" - 1/2" = 1.. Related video: . Specifications: Scal...

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See details Alvin® SST Series 36" Stainless Steel Professional Graduated T-Square: Steel, 36", T-Square, (model SST36), price per each
SKU: ALV-SST36

Features a 1½" wide spring-tempered stainless steel blade and black cast aluminum head securely riveted. Graduations using highly durable UV-cured black ink are calibrated in 8th and 16ths. Head is 11 ½” wide and blade...

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See details Calculated Industries® Construction Master® Pro Trig Calculator: Calculator, (model CA225), price per each
SKU: ALV-CA225

Advanced construction math calculator with trigonometric functions for engineering and building professionals. Determine precise angle measurements and solve the most complex design and construction math problems. Built-in...

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See details Grafix® 9" x 12" Biodegradable Clear Acetate: Clear, Pad, 25 Sheets, 9" x 12", .005", (model 5CL0912), price per 25 Sheets pad
SKU: ALV-5CL0912

Grafix® acetate has been certified as 100% biodegradable in the U.S. and Europe. This cellulose diacetate film which is made from wood pulp can be recycled composted or incinerated. Biodegradable seal on package. Use this...

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See details Pickett® Circles Template: 1 1/2" - 3 1/2", (model 1201I), price per each
SKU: ALV-1201I

Circle sizes range from 1¼" to 3½". Size: 4" x 7¼" x .030". Specifications: Scale: 1 1/2" - 3 1/2".

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See details Pickett® House Furniture Indicator Template: 1/4" = 1', (model 111PI), price per each
SKU: ALV-111PI

Contains standard furniture cutouts. With built-in risers. Scale: ¼" = 1’. Size: 5-7/8" x 10" x .020". Specifications: Scale: 1/4" = 1'.

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See details Rapidesign® Interior Design – Kitchen Bathroom & Bedroom Template: 1/4" = 1', (model 716R), price per each
SKU: ALV-716R

For planning interior design of kitchen laundry bathroom and bedroom. Scale: ¼" = 1’. Size: 11" x 8½" x .020". Specifications: Scale: 1/4" = 1'.

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See details Sculpture House Animal Armature: 10" with Board
SKU: SHI-AA10

* If you are sculpting and using more than 5 lbs. of Plastilina, moist clay or other sculpting medium, an armature is a must-have to act as an internal skeleton for your piece since the clay cannot support itself. Our 10" ...

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See details Taskboard® Taskboard sheets 1/16” thick 20" x 30" Basswood-tone - 50/Bx: White/Ivory, Sheet, 50 Sheets, 20" x 30", (model TB1250), price per 50 Sheets box
SKU: ALV-TB1250

Taskboard is a low-density sheet material made from sustainable forestry wood. With scissors craft-knife or laser cutter - these low-density sheets are extremely easy to cut. For those using a laser cutter Taskboard facili...

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See details Timely® Gemstone Templates: 2-Pack, 3 mm - 15 mm, (model 777TA), price per set
SKU: ALV-777TA

Contains 278 sizes of marquise triangle square heart round oval pear and rectangle shapes. Size range from 3mm to 15mm. Size: 6-7/16" x 9-7/8" x .020". Specifications: Quantity: 2-Pack. Scale: 3 mm - 15 mm.

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See details Timely® Professional Ellipse Templates: 10-Pack, 3/8" - 2 1/2", (model 92TA), price per set
SKU: ALV-92TA

Contains 10 projections from 15° to 60° in increments of 5°. Major axes of 3/8" to 2½". Size: 6" x 10" x .020". Specifications: Quantity: 10-Pack. Scale: 3/8" - 2 1/2".

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See details Woodland Scenics® 4"-6" Ready Made Tree Value Pack Conifer: 24-Pack, 4"- 6", Tree, (model WSTR1581), price per each
SKU: ALV-WSTR1581

No assembly is required! These value packs contain ready-made deciduous or pine trees ranging in size from ¾" to 8". They are the quickest most economical way to add trees to a landscape. Attach to layout with Scenic Glue...

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See details Alvin® 18" Clear Professional Acrylic Triangle 45°/90°: 45/90, Clear, Acrylic, 18", Triangle, (model 131C-18), price per each
SKU: ALV-131C-18

Will not discolor or warp with age and handling. The machined finish and hand-polished edges of the C Series (clear) and F Series (fluorescent) meet or exceed government specifications. The F Series is extremely popular be...

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See details Alvin® 18" Wood Pantograph: Wood, 18", Scale, (model PA305), price per each
SKU: ALV-PA305

Create enlarged or reduced drawings up to 10x scale. Features arms made from seasoned hardwood and chromed steel hardware and components. Includes table clamp and four spare leads. Not designed for 1:1 ratio. 1/box. 18" 20...

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See details Alvin® 3-Piece French Curve Set: Clear, Polystyrene, Curve, (model FC33), price per set
SKU: ALV-FC33

Curves molded of green-tinted 0.09" thick polystyrene. Convenient reusable storage envelope. Sizes 5½" 6½" and 12½". Features: The color is clear.The material is polystyrene.The type is curve.. Related video: . Spe...

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See details Alvin® 7 1/2" Lightweight Duraluminum Proportional Divider: 7 1/2", Compass/Divider, (model 450), price per each
SKU: ALV-450

Features graduations for lines and circles and adjustable replaceable steel needle points. Features: The size is 7 1/2".The type is compass/divider.. Related video: . Specifications: Size: 7 1/2". Type: Compass/Divider.

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See details Alvin® Draft-Matic Mab Graves Edition Mechanical Pencil .3mm Pink: Black/Gray, .3mm, Mechanical, (model MAB-03), price per each
SKU: ALV-MAB-03

For thirty years the Alvin Draft/Matic mechanical pencil has been one of the best selling and most reliable pencils in the marketplace. To celebrate its birthday we have collaborated with artist Mab Graves (www.mabgraves.c...

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See details Alvin® Female Figure 13.75" Template: 1:5, (model TD1735AF), price per each
SKU: ALV-TD1735AF

A unique silhouette template of the adult female figure with 9 riveted joints for creating many true-to-life positions. 1:5 scale. Size: 1-3-3/8" x .030". Features: The scale is 1:5.. Specifications: Scale: 1:5.

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See details Alvin® Hollow Aluminum 12" Triangular Scale Architect: Metallic, Aluminum, 12", Architect, (model HC12A), price per each
SKU: ALV-HC12A

Durable high-quality scale made of extruded aluminum. Photo anodized calibrations are a part of the aluminum providing a smooth tick-free finish. Hollow Scales are lightweight for easy portability. Scales come with a hard ...

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See details Alvin® Interior Design – Kitchen Bed & Bath Template: 1/4" = 1', (model TD7161), price per each
SKU: ALV-TD7161

Contains cabinets appliances beds dressers etc. Scale: ¼" = 1’. Size: 8½" x 11" x .030". Features: The scale is 1/4" = 1'.. Related video: . Specifications: Scale: 1/4" = 1'.

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See details Alvin® S/S Series 42" Stainless Steel Professional T-Square: Steel, 42", T-Square, (model S/S42), price per each
SKU: ALV-S/S42

Features a 1 ½” wide spring-tempered stainless steel blade and black cast aluminum head securely riveted. No graduations. Head is 11 ½” wide and blade is 1.2mm thick. Precision-made for accuracy durability and longev...

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See details Alvin® SD505 Drawing Outfit: Drawing and Geometry Set, (model SD505), price per each
SKU: ALV-SD505

Designed to meet the varying needs of students of architectural engineering and mechanical drawing advertising layout art etc. at the junior high vocational high school and college levels. Contains one each of: |6" bow pen...

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See details Alvin® VYCO Green/Cream Board Cover 36" x 10yd: Green, White/Ivory, Roll, Vinyl, 36" x 10 yd, (model VBC44/36), price per roll
SKU: ALV-VBC44/36

Durable versatile easy-to-install 5-ply vinyl cover manufactured specifically for protection of heavily used surfaces. | The perfect smooth stain-resistant working surface for all drawing boards tables desks filing cabinet...

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See details Calculated Industries® Construction Master® Pro Desktop Calculator: Calculator, (model CA231), price per each
SKU: ALV-CA231

Extra-large display and tilt head for office use. Works in and converts between all building dimensional formats. Solves right angles including rafters rake-walls slopes and squareups stair layout calculations complete cir...

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See details Grafix® Clear-Lay™ 20" x 12' x .003" Vinyl Film: Clear, Roll, 20" x 12', .003", Film, (model 6605-1), price per roll
SKU: ALV-6605-1

A clear vinyl film designed for overlays color separations and layouts. Archival quality no plasticizers and is acid-free. 20" x 12' x .003" thick roll. Specifications: Color: Clear. Format: Roll. Size: 20" x 12'. Thickn...

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See details Permastone: 50 lb Bag
SKU: ACT-385

* Break Resistant Casting Material. The Extra-Hard Casting Compound. Mixes easily with water. Reproduces finest detail. Use any non-ceramic mold. Sets in 30 minutes. The ideal casting compound when permanent break-resistan...

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See details Rapidesign® Hi-Low Lettering Template: 3-Pack, 1/4" = 1', 1/8", 3/16", (model 940R), price per set
SKU: ALV-940R

Contains set of three templates in 1/8" 3/16" and ¼" sizes. Slanted Gothic upper and lower case letters and numerals. 1/8". Size: 2" x 7-3/16" x .030" each. Specifications: Quantity: 3-Pack. Scale: 1/4" = 1', 1/8", 3/16".

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See details Rapidesign® Instrument Symbols Template: 5" x 8" x .030", Mechanical, (model 47R), price per each
SKU: ALV-47R

Contains commonly used instrument symbols. Size: 5" x 8" x .030". Specifications: Size: 5" x 8" x .030". Type: Mechanical.

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See details Rapidesign® Interior Design – Living Room & Dining Room Template: 1/4" = 1', (model 718R), price per each
SKU: ALV-718R

Contains sofas curved and angular pieces wall units and desks. Scale: ¼" = 1’. Size: 11" x 8½" x .030". Specifications: Scale: 1/4" = 1'.

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See details Rapidesign® Isometric Piping Template: 5 3/16" x 8 1/2" x .030", Mechanical, (model 43R), price per each
SKU: ALV-43R

Contains valves flanges elbows reducers caps and pumps. Size: 5-3/16" x 8½" x .030" . Specifications: Size: 5 3/16" x 8 1/2" x .030". Type: Mechanical.

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See details Sculpture House Removable Figure Armature-24"
SKU: SHI-FA624I

* This strong, fully adjustable 18" figure armature is built of nonstaining, pliable almaloy wire. Ideal for free-form modeling and fabric sculpture, this armature can be manipulated by the sculptor into the preferred posi...

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See details Timely® Circle Template: General Purpose, (model 81T), price per each
SKU: ALV-81T

Contains 36 circles from 1/32" to 1 1/8". Size: 3 7/8" x 7 3/4" x .030". Specifications: Type: General Purpose.

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See details Westcott® C-Thru® 6" Protractor Ruler 10 and 20 Parts To The Inch: Clear, Plastic, 6", Ruler, (model W38), price per each
SKU: ALV-W38

Combination protractor/scale/ruler for fast preliminary layouts. Graduations designed for civil engineers surveyors and general use. Specifications: Color: Clear. Material: Plastic. Size: 6". Type: Ruler.

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See details Woodland Scenics® 4" Premium Trees Birch Tree: 4", Tree, (model WSTR1601), price per each
SKU: ALV-WSTR1601

These premium trees are works of art that replicate real trees. Each tree is hand-crafted. The design of the branch and leaf structure easily identifies the tree type. The tree trunks are textured to look like real bark. E...

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See details DRAFTING KIT VALUE, (model DKV-11), price per each
SKU: ALV-DKV-11

Contents: Qty.No.Description 1IB05-BAlvin® Iceberry Mechanical Pencil Blue 1NB1013Alvin® NB Original Series Mesh Bag 10" x 13" 1P476Alvin® 6" Semicircular Protractor 1SK360-6Alvin® 6" Smoke-Tint Triangle 30°/60° 1S...

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See details Alvin® 16" Clear Professional Acrylic Triangle 45°/90°: 45/90, Clear, Acrylic, 16", Triangle, (model 131C-16), price per each
SKU: ALV-131C-16

Will not discolor or warp with age and handling. The machined finish and hand-polished edges of the C Series (clear) and F Series (fluorescent) meet or exceed government specifications. The F Series is extremely popular be...

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See details Alvin® 21" Wood Pantograph: Wood, 21", Scale, (model PA306), price per each
SKU: ALV-PA306

Create enlarged or reduced drawings up to 10x scale. Features arms made from seasoned hardwood and chromed steel hardware and components. Includes table clamp and four spare leads. Not designed for 1:1 ratio. 1/box. 21" 25...

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See details Alvin® Human Figure 6.75" Template: 1:10, (model TD1735B), price per each
SKU: ALV-TD1735B

A unique silhouette template of the adult male figure with 9 riveted joints for creating many true-tolife positions. 1:10 scale. Size: 6-7/8" x .030". Features: The scale is 1:10.. Related video: . Specifications: Sc...

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See details Alvin® Isometric Piping Template: Green, Architectural, (model TD1143), price per each
SKU: ALV-TD1143

Contains valves flanges elbows reducers pumps and caps. Size: 8 1/2" x 5 1/4" x .030". Features: The color is green.The type is architectural.. Related video: . Specifications: Color: Green. Type: Architectural.

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See details Alvin® Jet-Bow Beam Combination Drawing Set: 28", 6", Compass/Divider, (model 929JS), price per set
SKU: ALV-929JS

Set includes 6" speed compass with interchangeable pen pencil divider parts and replaceable needle points. 4½" bow compass with interchangeable pen pencil and divider parts. 6" beam bar and slide coupling for circles up t...

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See details Alvin® PT800 Drawing Outfits: Drawing and Geometry Set, (model PT800), price per each
SKU: ALV-PT800

Designed to meet the varying needs of students of architectural engineering and mechanical drawing advertising layout art etc. at the junior high vocational high school and college levels. Contains one each of: |16" x 21" ...

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See details Alvin® PXB Series Portable Parallel Straightedge Board 30" x 42": White/Ivory, 30" x 42", Melamine, Drawing Board, (model PXB42), price per each
SKU: ALV-PXB42

Professional-quality portable 30" x 42" drawing and drafting board with built-in parallel straightedge for all kinds of creative and technical applications. Perfect for students and those who need an accurate drawing surfa...

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See details Alvin® SST Series 48" Stainless Steel Professional Graduated T-Square: Steel, 48", T-Square, (model SST48), price per each
SKU: ALV-SST48

Features a 1½" wide spring-tempered stainless steel blade and black cast aluminum head securely riveted. Graduations using highly durable UV-cured black ink are calibrated in 8th and 16ths. Head is 11 ½” wide and blade...

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See details Alvin® Survey & Civil Engineer Template: 4" x 6 1/2" x .030", Architectural, (model TD654), price per each
SKU: ALV-TD654

Contains standard symbols and users legend. Size: 4" x 6½" x .030". Features: The size is 4" x 6 1/2" x .030".The type is architectural.. Related video: . Specifications: Size: 4" x 6 1/2" x .030". Type: Architectural.

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See details Alvin® Truflex II 24" Lightweight Flexible Curve White: White/Ivory, Aluminum, 24", Curve, (model A1044-24), price per each
SKU: ALV-A1044-24

Lightweight aluminum core is easy to shape and holds any curve firmly for accurate drawings. Graduated in both English and metric. Inch graduations in 16ths and 32nds are color coded black for quick identification. Metric ...

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See details Architectural Model-Building Material: 1/4" Scale Architectural Model Kit
SKU: ALV-PDK900

* For use with PDK900, or on custom models. Available in individual sheets and designs, all scaled 1/4" = 1 ft. Sheet size: 6" x 18", except for clapboard siding at 5 1/2" x 17" and roofing at 5 1/2" x 16 1/8".

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See details Casio SL-300V Calculator
SKU: ALV-CAL150

* 8-digit display (16-digit approximations), independent memory, constants keys, profit margin percent, change sign, and square root. Solar Plus with battery backup.

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See details Grafix® Clear-Lay™ 40" x 25' x .003" Vinyl Film: Clear, Roll, 40" x 25', .003", Film, (model 6605-14), price per roll
SKU: ALV-6605-14

A clear vinyl film designed for overlays color separations and layouts. Archival quality no plasticizers and is acid-free. 40" x 25' x .003" thick roll. Specifications: Color: Clear. Format: Roll. Size: 40" x 25'. Thickn...

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See details Helix® Angle and Circle Maker: 4", Protractor, (model H36002), price per each
SKU: ALV-H36002

Helix’s angle and circle maker combines a protractor and a compass in one handy easy-to-use tool. Draws circles up to 4" in diameter. Or use the inner circle template for smaller sizes. Measures angles like a protractor....

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See details Heritage Arts™ Canvas Pliers: Steel, Pliers, (model CP241), price per each
SKU: ALV-CP241

Heavy-duty chromium-plated steel pliers with perfectly mating teeth and spring handle for a no-slip grip. Features: The material is steel.The type is pliers.. Specifications: Material: Steel. Type: Pliers.

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See details Rapidesign® Electric/Electronic Symbols Template: 7 3/4" x 5" x .030", Electric/Electronic, (model 301R), price per each
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Size: 5" x 8" x .030". Specifications: Size: 7 3/4" x 5" x .030". Type: Electric/Electronic.

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See details Rapidesign® Lettering Aid Template: 1/16", 1/8", 3/32", 5", 5/32", (model 926R), price per each
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Contains slots for letter sizes 1/16" 3/32" 1/8" 5/32" and 5". Size: 3-5/8" x 7" x .030". Specifications: Scale: 1/16", 1/8", 3/32", 5", 5/32".

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See details Rapidesign® Metric Large Circles Template: 2 mm - 50 mm, (model 2140R), price per each
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Contains 44 circles from 2mm to 50mm. Size: 18.5cm x 21cm x .8mm. Specifications: Scale: 2 mm - 50 mm.

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See details Wee Scapes™ Architectural Model Foliage Tree Fall Mix 24-pack: Multi, Wire, 24-Pack, 1 1/2" - 3", Tree, (model WS00311), price per 24-Pack
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Wire foliage trees are bendable coated wire trees that are complete with foliage in various natural colors. Create trees shrubs bushes undergrowth and saplings. Other model trees provide already-assembled tree species. Pro...

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See details Acu-Arc® 18" Adjustable Curve: Clear, Plastic, 18", Curve, (model 1033-18), price per each
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Made of incredibly flexible shape-holding butyrate plastic that can be finger-shaped to any curve for extremely accurate drawings. One edge is flat to surface for pencil and the other side has a bead for ruling pen. Still ...

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See details Alvin® 10" Professional Parallel Glider Metric: Acrylic, 10", Straightedge, (model 295M), price per each
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An easy-to-use instrument that combines the functions of a parallel straightedge triangle protractor T-square and compass in one. One of the most useful and convenient aids for drafting drawing and nautical applications. S...

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See details Alvin® 14" Cutting Edge Triangle 30°/60°: 30/60, Clear, Acrylic, 14", Triangle, (model ACT360-14), price per each
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Durable clear acrylic features inset stainless steel cutting edge on one side. Printed grid includes inch markings and centering lines ideal for both right and left-handed users. No-slip strips on one side for a stay-put g...

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See details Alvin® 30" x 40" Architectural Chipboard .060": Sheet, 25 Sheets, 30" x 40", Smooth, Architectural Chipboard, (model ANB60-25), price per 25 Sheets box
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This sturdy smooth finish chipboard is an ideal base for mounting architectural models. Due to the nature of the material there may be a variance in color. Available in single-weight double-weight and triple-weight to allo...

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See details Alvin® Basic Beginner’s Drafting Architects’ Kit: Drawing and Geometry Set, (model BDK-1A), price per each
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A convenient way for students to eliminate guesswork save time and work with consistent equipment. Replacement of missing or broken items is quick and easy because they are standard stock. Architects’ Kit Contains one ea...

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See details Alvin® DB Series Drawing Board / Tabletop 24" x 36": Brown, Wood, 24" x 36", (model DB118), price per each
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Unfinished natural wood veneer surfaces metal side edges. Solid-core construction. 24" x 36". Features: The top color is brown.The top material is wood.The top size is 24" x 36".. Contents: Qty.No.Description 1DB118UB...

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See details Alvin® Even Ellipse Master Template: 1/4" - 1 1/2", (model TD1267), price per each
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Contains 78 ellipses in five projections of 20 30 40 50 and 60. Size range from ¼" to 1½". Size: 6½" x 11" x .030". Features: The scale is 1/4" - 1 1/2".. Related video: . Specifications: Scale: 1/4" - 1 1/2".

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See details Alvin® Female Human Figure Template: 3/32" - 1/2" = 1, (model TD33), price per each
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Contains six sizes of standing female figures in silhouette. Four positions. Scales from 3/32" to ½" = 1’. Size: 5¾" x 81/8" x .030". Features: The scale is 3/32" - 1/2" = 1.. Related video: . Specifications: Sca...

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See details Alvin® House Plan Fixtures Template: 1/4" = 1', (model TD1538), price per each
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Contains door swings kitchen and lavatory fixtures ANSI symbols circles floor elevation indicator and roof pitch index. Scale: ¼"= 1’. Size: 4½" x 9-5/8" x .030". Features: The scale is 1/4" = 1'.. Related video: ....

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See details Alvin® SST Series 24" Stainless Steel Professional Graduated T-Square: Steel, 24", T-Square, (model SST24), price per each
SKU: ALV-SST24

Features a 1½" wide spring-tempered stainless steel blade and black cast aluminum head securely riveted. Graduations using highly durable UV-cured black ink are calibrated in 8th and 16ths. Head is 11 ½” wide and blade...

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See details Casio HS-4G Basic Handheld Calculator
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* Super Solar powered – no batteries needed. 8-digit display (16-digit approximations), independent memory, profit margin percent, square root, change sign, and percent keys.

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See details Grafix® Clear-Lay™ 40" x 100' x .003" Vinyl Film: Clear, Roll, 40" x 100', .005", Film, (model 6605-17), price per roll
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A clear vinyl film designed for overlays color separations and layouts. Archival quality no plasticizers and is acid-free. 40" x 100' x .003" thick roll. Specifications: Color: Clear. Format: Roll. Size: 40" x 100'. Thic...

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See details Heritage Arts™ Clay Modeling 7-Piece Tool Set: 7-Pack, Clay Tool, (model CW253), price per set
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Each double-tipped tool contains two tools in one. Easy-to-clean plastic tools will outlast conventional ones. 7-piece set comes in peggable plastic zip bag. Features: The quantity is 7-pack.The type is clay tool.. Spec...

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See details Rapidesign® Interior Design – Tables & Chairs Template: 1/4" = 1', (model 717R), price per each
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Contains large dining room table sizes. Scale: ¼" = 1’. Size: 11" x 8½" x .030". Specifications: Scale: 1/4" = 1'.

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See details Rapidesign® Large Circle Template: 1/16" - 2 1/4", (model 140R), price per each
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Contains 45 circles from 1/16" to 2¼". Size: 7¼" x 8¼" x .030". Specifications: Scale: 1/16" - 2 1/4".

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See details Rapidesign® Large Lettering Aid Template: 1/4" = 1', 1/8", 13/16", 5/32", (model 924R), price per each
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1/8" 5/32" 13/16" and ¼" size slots for freehand drawing or drawing guide lines. Size: 10" x 4¼" x .030". Specifications: Scale: 1/4" = 1', 1/8", 13/16", 5/32".

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See details Rotape™ Beam Compass: 72", Compass/Divider, (model 13MI), price per each
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Self-contained retractable metal beam calibrated for inches and millimeters. Accepts standard 2mm drafting lead (included). Creates circles up to 72" in radius. Great time and money saver in the layout of custom mill work ...

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See details Wee Scapes™ Architectural Model Lupines: Green, 150 sq in, Poly Fiber, Turf, 3-Pack, 1/2", Flowers, (model WS00356), price per 3-Pack
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A collection of carefully crafted faux flowers. Great for adding finishing touches on top of or amongst model hegdes meadows fields grass etc. Lupine flowers are approximately 1/2" and come in red yellow and purple. 3-pack...

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See details Westcott® C-Thru® 6" Protractor Ruler 10 and 50 Parts To The Inch: Clear, Plastic, 6", Ruler, (model W37), price per each
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Combination protractor/scale/ruler for fast preliminary layouts. Graduations designed for civil engineers surveyors and general use. Specifications: Color: Clear. Material: Plastic. Size: 6". Type: Ruler.

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See details Alvin® 10 1/4" French Curve: Clear, Polystyrene, 10", Curve, (model FC3431), price per each
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Popular curves molded of smoke gray-tinted 0.08" thick polystyrene with double inking edges. Packaged in protective vinyl case. Features: The color is clear.The material is polystyrene.The size is 10".The type is curve.....

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See details Alvin® 14" Professional Parallel Glider Metric: Acrylic, 14", Straightedge, (model 296M), price per each
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See details Alvin® 8" & 10" Transparent Triangle Set: 30/60, 45/90, 10", 8", Triangle, (model AS810), price per set
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Economical drafting tool features professional-quality Molded 0.08" polystyrene and built-in finger lifts to make handling easier. Supplied in poly bag with hanging hole. Set of 2: 8" and 10". Features: The angle is 30/6...

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See details Alvin® Beginner’s Mechanical Drafting Kit: Drawing and Geometry Set, (model BDK-1MD), price per each
SKU: ALV-BDK-1MD

Contains one each of: • 12" plastic mechanical drafting scale • 12" x 16" mesh bag • 7" x 5" practice cross section pad • 6" compass 6" divider • 10" 30°/60° triangle • 8" 45°/90° triangle • 6" protractor...

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See details Alvin® Female Figure 6.75" Template: 1:10, (model TD1735BF), price per each
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A unique silhouette template of the adult female figure with 9 riveted joints for creating many true-to-life positions. 1:10 scale. Size: 6-7/8" x .030". Features: The scale is 1:10.. Specifications: Scale: 1:10.

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See details Alvin® Isometric Ellipse Guide Template: 1/8" - 2", (model TD400), price per each
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Contains 27 ellipses from 1/8" to 2". Size: 6-1/8" x 10" x .030". Features: The scale is 1/8" - 2".. Related video: . Specifications: Scale: 1/8" - 2".

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See details Alvin® Landscape Design Template: 1/4" = 1', (model TD1178), price per each
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Contains various symbols for landscape design. Scale: ¼" = 1’. Size: 7" x 8¼" x .030". Features: The scale is 1/4" = 1'.. Related video: . Specifications: Scale: 1/4" = 1'.

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See details Alvin® Lettering Template: 1/4" = 1', 1/8", 3/16", (model TD112), price per each
SKU: ALV-TD112

Contains upper case letters. Character/size: 1/8" 3/16" ¼". Size: 1-7/8" x 9½" x .040". Features: The scale is 1/4" = 1', 1/8", 3/16".. Related video: . Specifications: Scale: 1/4" = 1', 1/8", 3/16".

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See details Alvin® Paral-Liner® 42" Deluxe Mobile Parallel Straightedge: 42", Straightedge, (model 2201-42), price per each
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Deluxe version of the popular Paral-Liner series with an integral comfort grip bar to control straightedge movement. The brushed aluminum surface resists perspiration stains and corrosion and provides a convenient pencil l...

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See details Alvin® SST Series 30" Stainless Steel Professional Graduated T-Square: Steel, 30", T-Square, (model SST30), price per each
SKU: ALV-SST30

Features a 1½" wide spring-tempered stainless steel blade and black cast aluminum head securely riveted. Graduations using highly durable UV-cured black ink are calibrated in 8th and 16ths. Head is 11 ½” wide and blade...

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See details Alvin® Two-Face Inch Counter with Grip Handle: Manual, Map Measure, (model 1117), price per each
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The same as No. 1118 but with easy grip 1½" long fixed handle. Packed in a leatherette case. Features: The style is manual.The type is map measure.. Specifications: Style: Manual. Type: Map Measure.

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See details Calculated Industries® Construction Master® Pro Calculator: Calculator, (model CA227), price per each
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See details Grafix® Clear-Lay™ 14" x 17" x .005" Vinyl Film: Clear, Pad, 25 Sheets, 14" x 17", .005", Film, (model 6302-7), price per 25 Sheets pad
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A clear vinyl film designed for overlays color separations and layouts. Archival quality no plasticizers and is acid-free. 14" x 17" x .005" thick. 25-sheet pad. Specifications: Color: Clear. Format: Pad. Quantity: 25 Sh...

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See details Museum Boxwood Scuplting Tool: 6", #34
SKU: MFW-5419-34

* In the tradition of modeling tools, the Museum® Boxwood and Metal Sculpting Tools represent the finest in handmade wooden toolery. This range is available in 6" and 8" sizes and every consideration has been taken in to ...

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See details Pickett® Circle Master Template: 1/16" - 3", (model 1204I), price per each
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Contains 43 circles ranging from 1/16" to 3" in diameter. Size: 7" x 10" x .030". Specifications: Scale: 1/16" - 3".

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See details Taskboard® Taskboard sheets 1/8" thick 20” x 30” Basswood-tone - 25/Bx: White/Ivory, Sheet, 25 Sheets, 20" x 30", (model TB3225), price per 25 Sheets box
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Taskboard is a low-density sheet material made from sustainable forestry wood. With scissors craft-knife or laser cutter - these low-density sheets are extremely easy to cut. For those using a laser cutter Taskboard facili...

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Contains dining room living room kitchen office area and bedroom furnishings. Scale: 1/8" = 1’. Size: 5" x 9-5/8". Specifications: Scale: 1/8" = 1'.

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Hidden Tools of Crafting: Drafting and Architectural Implements

For most people, making arts and crafts may involve painting, drawing with markers, or sculpting with clay. The mediums are manipulated into perfection without the use of precise measurements or mathematical calculations. Other people take a more technical approach to their crafts, especially when undertaking building projects. They want to map their artistic vision out, so there will be no flaws in the finished products. These folks often use implements for drafting and architectural design to help them put their arts and crafts ideas down on paper before turning them into reality.

The most important tool to draftsmen has to be the drafting table desk. This is where all of their ideas will be drawn out on sheets of paper before being initiated. These kinds of tables are also known as drawing boards, and the saying "back to the drawing board" is a direct reference to this role in the creative process. This kind of table has been around since the beginning of the Industrial Age. During that time, a draft table would be very tall and narrow desk made of sturdy wood and brass. It would have large sheets of paper hanging on it, so users could quickly jot down or sketch out their creative thoughts. Today, a vintage drafting table would not be very helpful to someone who wanted to do some serious drafting. It might look very impressive, but modern-day tables are easier to work with.

The drafting table of today is more utilitarian than its predecessors. It consists of a steel frame with a dense sheet of compressed fiberboard mounted to it for a drawing surface. The fiberboard is specially laminated with Formica to prevent the points of pens and pencils from puncturing it and damaging the integrity of its drawing surface. An adjustable drafting table will sport additional hardware that allows the height and angle of the surface to be altered to suit the individual artist using it. Most tables have removable screws holding the drawing surface to the frame, so the whole thing can be taken apart quickly and moved with ease.

Some people prefer having a lighted drafting table to work with. This kind of table has a lightbox for its drawing surface, and the paper resting on it will turn transparent when it is activated. The illumination makes it easier for someone using the light table to draw and trace figures and shapes onto their paper. Kids also love using light tables to make arts and crafts, especially for fun projects like designing skateboard graphics, or making their own comic books.

Special chairs are necessary to accompany the tall tables. Drafting table chairs are, of course, adjustable in height, so they can be raised or lowered to give draftsmen better access to a table’s drawing surface. Some look exactly like regular office chairs with wheels, cushioned seats, and armrests. Other, more ergonomic, drafting chairs are designed to aid people when they transition between sitting and standing. All of the furniture products used in drafting and architectural design can be purchased at an art supply warehouse, or from on online store specializing in modern office furnishings.

Another important tool to have when doing architectural drafting is a material which can accurately record and preserve blueprints written in ink and pencil lead. Drafting linen, a woven fabric that was heavily starched and polished until it had a smooth surface, was originally used to capture such drawings. Later, after the development of paper and plastics, use of this linen died off. Bond paper is perhaps the most widely used material for drafting these days. It comes in several different weights, is similar in composition to office printer paper, and quite cheap. People can buy it from an art supply store, or order it in bulk from a supplier's online catalog.

Vellum paper is another medium used to write down drafting ideas. It is more durable than bond paper, and mistakes made in pencil can be erased from it without causing any damage. Mylar and clear acetate sheets are also excellent to use for making drafts. They are plastic in origin, so they are more durable than bond or vellum paper. They allow marks to be easily erased without damage, and resist breaking down over time. The Mylar and acetate art supplies are a bit more in price than others, but many draftsmen believe they are well worth the money. These materials are for sale in arts and crafts stores and office supply stores everywhere along with drafting tape, which is used to affix them to the drawing board for usage. Drafting tape, or draft tape, looks similar to duct tape, but differs from the ultra-popular adhesive in a few main ways: it is not strong or waterproof, and it can be removed from surfaces without damaging them.

Of course, it would be impossible for draftsmen to put their plans down on paper without the proper writing utensils. Not just any pen or pencil can be used for drafting. It takes specialized instruments for this endeavor. Technical drawing pens are usually used to make drafts by hand. They have steel nibs, which allow them to predictably produce lines that have constant widths and conform to the ISO standards. They also have needlepoint tips that let them get closer to the edges of rulers and templates. Many of the best technical pens, like the Staedtler Mars Professional, are refillable. Other brands are disposable, and although they are convenient, they are more expensive in the long run than buying a sturdier pen that can be refilled.

Like the technical pens, mechanical pencils are more suitable for drafting work. These implements have replaceable, solid graphite cores called leads which can be mechanically extended or retracted. A mechanical pencil is better to use than a wooden one when drafting, because all of its lines are put down with a constant thickness. The leads never have to be sharpened, and the pencil never goes dull. The best mechanical pencil to use for drafting should have a thin sleeve covering the lead and a narrow barrel to grip. This will let the drafter see around the pencil, so he/she will be less likely to make mistakes. It also allows the tip of the lead to get closer to the ruler or template the drafter is using. Many architecture students use cheap Papermate mechanical pencils on their schoolwork, but serious draftsmen buy more expensive brands, like the Pentel 120 A3.

Other essential tools to have for hand-drafting crafting plans can include rulers, which help ensure that measurements are precise. A metal scale ruler is ideal to have when working on a lot of drafting projects, but many people can make do with a cheap aluminum ruler as well. Some drafters also prefer to have T-Squares on their drawing boards. A T-Square is a straightedge made from plastic or metal that is excellent at making perfect horizontal lines for drafting work. To make perfect, curved lines without using a compass, draftsmen will often employ a French curve ruler. The French curve is a template made out of wood, metal, or plastic, with rounded edges that can be traced to create curves of different radii.



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