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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® 42" Transparent Edge T-Square: Acrylic, Wood, 42", T-Square, (model C42), price per each
SKU: ALV-C42

Selected hardwood blade for strength and straightness. Elevated see-through acrylic edges for smudge-free line work. Smooth wood head attached with five screws for long-lasting squareness. Features: The material is acryl...

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See details Alvin® 6" Stainless Steel Equal Spacing Divider: 6", Compass/Divider, (model 719A), price per each
SKU: ALV-719A

Used in forms design development of models textile design etc. Plots 11 equally spaced points. The 11 numbered teeth will always divide the distance between the teeth marked “0” into 10 equal parts. Riveted pivot point...

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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 .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® Extra Large Series Ellipse Template Set: 12-Pack, 4" - 10", (model 3903-96), price per set
SKU: ALV-3903-96

Contains 12 templates from 5° through 60°. Use for drawing ellipses from 4" to 10". 5° 10° 15° 20° 25° 30° 35° 40° and 45° templates have 12 cutouts and progress from 4" to 10" in ½" increments. 50° 55° and 6...

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See details Alvin® General Purpose Protractor Template: 1/8" - 1", (model TD1034), price per each
SKU: ALV-TD1034

Contains circles squares triangles hexagons star curve arrowheads and protractor. Size range from 1/8" to 1". Size: 5½" x 9½" x .030". Features: The scale is 1/8" - 1".. Related video: . Specifications: Scale: 1/8"...

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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® 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® TOM Drafting Machine: Black/Gray, 19 1/2" x 22", Drafting Machine, (model TOM), price per each
SKU: ALV-TOM

Track-type drafting machine complete with drawing board that features a modern and compact precision design. Functional drawing board with precision ball bearing vertical sliding track drafting system and break lever on ve...

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See details Alvin® Tru-Angle™ 12" Adjustable Triangle: Adjustable, Clear, Acrylic, 12", Triangle, (model 120C), price per each
SKU: ALV-120C

Provides the features of a 45°/90° adjustable triangle plus those of a protractor. Angles from 0° to 90° can be drawn from the baseline with ½° accuracy. Die-engraved graduations for high visibility. The aluminu...

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See details Alvin® Truflex II 32" Lightweight Flexible Curve White: White/Ivory, Aluminum, 32", Curve, (model A1044-32), price per each
SKU: ALV-A1044-32

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 Calculated Industries® Construction Master® Pro Calculator: Calculator, (model CA227), price per each
SKU: ALV-CA227

Features a broad range of nearly automatic construction-math problem solutions. Single key solutions to arc length circumference circle area board feet conversions and weight-per-volume conversions this calculator works di...

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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 Grafix® Clear-Lay™ 40" x 100' x .003" Vinyl Film: Clear, Roll, 40" x 100', .005", Film, (model 6605-17), price per roll
SKU: ALV-6605-17

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 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® Extra Large Circles Template: 1 1/4" - 3 1/2", (model 440R), price per each
SKU: ALV-440R

Contains 12 circles. Size: 8¾" x 11" x .030". Specifications: Scale: 1 1/4" - 3 1/2".

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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 Sculpture House Figure Armature: 12"
SKU: SHI-FA3

* The integrity of your clay modeling project depends on a strong interior armature(inner wire framework) to hold the weight of moist clay, Plastilina or other sculpting materials that would not otherwise support itself. S...

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

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 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® 110 Series Student 12" Triangular Scale Display: 12", Scale, (model 7222D), price per each
SKU: ALV-7222D

Size: 16¼"W x 7¼"H x 6¼"D Contents: 66 assorted scales. Features: The size is 12".The type is scale.. Contents: Qty.No.Description 40110PAlvin® 110 Series 12" High Impact Plastic Architect Triangular Scale 5110PXA...

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See details Alvin® 12" Stainless Steel Equal Spacing Divider: 12", Compass/Divider, (model 719B), price per each
SKU: ALV-719B

Same high quality construction and performance features as No. 719A but with twice the capacity. Features: The size is 12".The type is compass/divider.. Related video: . Specifications: Size: 12". Type: Compass/Divider.

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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® 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® 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® 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® Female Human Figure Template: 3/32" - 1/2" = 1, (model TD33), price per each
SKU: ALV-TD33

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® 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® Paral-Liner® 42" Deluxe Mobile Parallel Straightedge: 42", Straightedge, (model 2201-42), price per each
SKU: ALV-2201-42

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® 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 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 Fairgate® Cork Backed Standard T-Square 36": Aluminum, 36", T-Square, (model CBT36), price per each
SKU: ALV-CBT36

1 1/2" wide aluminum blade with deeply cut highly visible graduations. Cork backed non-slip blade is securely riveted to durable high-impact 9" wide plastic head. Blade graduation in 8ths and 16ths; head graduation in 8ths...

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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 Rapidesign® Circles Template: 1/16" - 1 3/8", (model 40R), price per each
SKU: ALV-40R

Similar to No. TD1200. Size: 37.8" x 7." x .030". Specifications: Scale: 1/16" - 1 3/8".

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See details Rapidesign® Electro/Logic Template: 5 3/4" x 3 3/4" x .030", Electric/Electronic, (model 308R), price per each
SKU: ALV-308R

Contains various sizes of gate and inverter symbols with selected combination of electronic symbols. Size: 5¾" x 3¾" x .030". Specifications: Size: 5 3/4" x 3 3/4" x .030". Type: Electric/Electronic.

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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 Rapidesign® Lettering Aid Template: 1/4" = 1', 1/8", 3/16", 5/32", (model 925R), price per each
SKU: ALV-925R

Contains slots for letter sizes 1/8" 5/32" 3/16" and ¼". Size: 3-3/8" x 6-7/8" x .060". Specifications: Scale: 1/4" = 1', 1/8", 3/16", 5/32".

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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 Walnut Hollow® Professional Hot Knife Replacement Blades: Blister-carded, 2-Pack, Refill, Replacement Part, Replacement Blade, (model WH25651), price per 2-Pack
SKU: ALV-WH25651

Used to cut foam core board styrofoam and most plastics. Great for making displays architectural models and interior design layouts. Includes 950° tool with on/off switch tool stand two blades and instructions. Replacemen...

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See details Westcott® C-Thru® 3 1/2" Mini Protractor: Clear, Vinyl, 3 1/2", Protractor, (model 3751), price per dozen (12-pack)
SKU: ALV-3751

Constructed of clear vinyl with cutout center. Graduations are clearly divided into one degree increments. Sold by the dozen. Specifications: Color: Clear. Material: Vinyl. Size: 3 1/2". Type: Protractor.

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See details Woodland Scenics® 3"-5" Ready Made Tree Value Pack Fall Colors: 14-Pack, 3" - 5", Tree, (model WSTR1577), price per each
SKU: ALV-WSTR1577

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 1/4" Scale Architectural Components: 30" Door with Window and Frame, Set of 2
SKU: ALV-GRL3601

* These detailed components are accurately scaled to accommodate 1/4" scaled models. They are made of high quality injection molded polystyrene and can be used in models made of wood, foam board, mat board and paper. These...

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See details Acu-Arc® 48" Adjustable Curve: Clear, Plastic, 48", Curve, (model 1033-48), price per each
SKU: ALV-1033-48

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® 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® 240P Series Professional 12" Triangular Scale Display: 12", Scale, (model 6222D), price per each
SKU: ALV-6222D

Size: 16¼"W x 7¼"H x 6¼"D Contents: 36 assorted scales. Features: The size is 12".The type is scale.. Contents: Qty.No.Description 22240PAlvin® 240P Series 12" High Impact Plastic Architect Triangular Scale 8241PA...

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See details Alvin® AST Series 18" Stainless Steel Graduated T-Square: Steel, 18", T-Square, (model AST18), price per each
SKU: ALV-AST18

1½" stainless steel blade. Top edge graduations in inches with 1/32" divisions. Lower edge graduations in metric. Durable injection molded plastic head with inch and metric graduations. Features: The material is steel.T...

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See details Alvin® Clear-Angle 12" Adjustable Triangle: Adjustable, Clear, Acrylic, 12", Triangle, (model 1612), price per each
SKU: ALV-1612

Made of heavy duty 1/8" thick acrylic plastic with beveled edges die-engraved graduations and a white protractor arc. Double row of graduations on protractor arc shows complementary angle at any setting. Angles from 0° to...

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See details Alvin® Draft-Matic Mab Graves Edition Mechanical Pencil .7mm Lavender: Black/Gray, .7mm, Mechanical, (model MAB-07), price per each
SKU: ALV-MAB-07

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® 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® 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® 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® Speed-Bow Compass Set: 6 1/2", Compass/Divider, (model 366S), price per set
SKU: ALV-366S

Set contains a 6½" compass a 4¾" pencil bow in a hoop spring tension design a 6" divider beam bar pen adapter and spare parts tube. Packaged in hard see-through plastic case. Features: The size is 6 1/2".The type is co...

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See details Alvin® WB Series Drawing Board / Tabletop 36" x 48": Brown, Melamine, 36" x 48", (model WB148), price per each
SKU: ALV-WB148

Square corners smooth walnut wood grain Melamine surfaces black vinyl edges. Solid core construction. 36" x 48". Features: The top color is brown.The top material is melamine.The top size is 36" x 48".. Contents: Qty....

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See details Calculated Industries® Measure Master® Pro Calculator: Calculator, (model CA223), price per each
SKU: ALV-CA223

This handy easy-to-use tool for projects converts between dimensional formats including feet-inchfractions decimal feet-inch-fractions yards meters centimeters millimeters areas and volumes. Built-in functions make for fas...

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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 Rapidesign® Electrical/Electronic Template: 3-Pack, (model 300R), price per set
SKU: ALV-300R

Contains a comprehensive set of three templates conforming to ANSI Y32.2. Size: 7¾" x 5" x .030"; 8" x 4-3/8" x .030"; 8" x 3¾" x .030". Specifications: Quantity: 3-Pack.

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See details Rapidesign® Isometric Ellipses Template: 1/8" - 1 9/16", (model 123R), price per each
SKU: ALV-123R

Contains 38 ellipses of 35° 16 from 1/8" to 1-9/16". Size: 6-5/8" x 11¼" x .030". Specifications: Scale: 1/8" - 1 9/16".

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See details Rapidesign® Metric Large Circles Template: 2 mm - 50 mm, (model 2140R), price per each
SKU: ALV-2140R

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 Rapidesign® Pipe Fitting Template: 5" x 8" x .030", Mechanical, (model 49R), price per each
SKU: ALV-49R

Contains symbols for pipe end bell flange and fittings in seven sizes. Size: 5" x 8" x .030". Specifications: Size: 5" x 8" x .030". Type: Mechanical.

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See details Sculpture House Carbon Steel Wax Modeling Tool No. 154
SKU: SHI-154

* The No. 154 wax modeling tool was purposely designed for the delicate art of wax modeling. Hand forged from high carbon steel to give the sculptor the finest results, this tool is also made for working in clay as well as...

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See details Taskboard® White Taskboard sheets 1/32” thick 30” x 40” - 50/Bx: White/Ivory, Sheet, 50 Sheets, 30" x 40", (model TB0150-W), price per 50 Sheets box
SKU: ALV-TB0150-W

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 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 Alvin® 12 1/2" Transparent Irregular Curve: Clear, Acrylic, 12 1/2", Curve, (model 1010-21), price per each
SKU: ALV-1010-21

Professional quality hand-finished curves of 0.06" thick acrylic. Sizes given are nominal. Features: The color is clear.The material is acrylic.The size is 12 1/2".The type is curve.. Related video: . Specifications: ...

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See details Alvin® 24" Clear Professional Acrylic Triangle 30°/60°: 30/60, Clear, Acrylic, 24", Triangle, (model 130C-24), price per each
SKU: ALV-130C-24

Will not discolor or warp with age and handling. The machined finish and hand-polished edges of the C Series (clear) meets or exceeds government specifications. All models feature a double-taper cutout center for quick eas...

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See details Alvin® Circle Radius Master Template: 3/64" - 7 1/2", (model TD1202), price per each
SKU: ALV-TD1202

Contains 54 circle and radii cutouts to draw circles from 3/64" to 7½". Features centering lines around each precision-milled cutout with screenprinted markings and graduations. Pencil allowance on openings for 0.5mm penc...

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See details Alvin® Electric/Electronic Template: 5 1/4" x 8 1/4" x .030", Electric/Electronic, (model TD1515), price per each
SKU: ALV-TD1515

Contains standard symbols used for schematic diagrams. Size: 5¼" x 8¼" x .030". Features: The size is 5 1/4" x 8 1/4" x .030".The type is electric/electronic.. Related video: . Specifications: Size: 5 1/4" x 8 1/4"...

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See details Alvin® Human Figure 13.75" Template: 1:5, (model TD1735A), price per each
SKU: ALV-TD1735A

A unique silhouette template of the adult male figure with 9 riveted joints for creating many true-to-life positions. 1:5 scale. Size: 13-3/8" x .030". Features: The scale is 1:5.. Related video: . Specifications: Sc...

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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® 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® Paral-Liner® 36" Mobile Parallel Straightedge: 36", Straightedge, (model 1101-36), price per each
SKU: ALV-1101-36

Rigid phenolic construction with a black satin finish. Mobile straightedge affords frictionless operation through the floating action of the nylon rollers mounted on the blade. The rollers retract at a touch securing the b...

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See details Alvin® SD404 Drawing Outfit: Drawing and Geometry Set, (model SD404), price per each
SKU: ALV-SD404

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 pe...

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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 Fairgate® 48\" Heavy-Duty Aluminum T-Square: Aluminum, 48\", T-Square, (model T48T), price per each
SKU: ALV-T48T

Heavy gauge 2" wide aluminum blade with deeply cut highly visible graduations. Blade securely riveted to durable high-impact 14" wide plastic head. Blade graduation in 8ths and 16ths; head graduation in 8ths. 48" length. ...

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See details Generic Whiteboard/Chalkboard Drawing Tool Set: Drawing and Geometry Set, (model FAL125B), price per each
SKU: ALV-FAL125B

These oversized drawing tools are made of molded yellow impact-resistant plastic with pads on the reverse side for improved grip. All measurements are printed in black type that can be seen easily. All tools include an eas...

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See details Grafix® 14" x 17" Biodegradable Clear Acetate: Clear, Pad, 25 Sheets, 14" x 17", .005", (model 5CL1417), price per 25 Sheets pad
SKU: ALV-5CL1417

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 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 Rapidesign® Process Template: 5" x 8 3/16" x .030", Mechanical, (model 44R), price per each
SKU: ALV-44R

For flow sheet diagrams in the chemical foods petroleum plastics and allied industries. Size: 5" x 8-3/16" x .030". Specifications: Size: 5" x 8 3/16" x .030". Type: Mechanical.

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See details Sculpture House Removable Figure Armature-12"
SKU: SHI-FA312I

* This strong, fully adjustable 12" 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 Westcott® C-Thru® Transparent 6" Semicircular Protractor: Clear, Plastic, 6", Protractor, (model 376), price per each
SKU: ALV-376

Solid center design semicircular protractor with graduations that are sandwiched between two laminated sheets of clear plastic so they cannot rub off. Graduations are divided into ½° increments. Specifications: Color: ...

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See details Woodland Scenics® 4"-5" Ready Made Tree Value Pack Medium Green: 3-Pack, 4" - 5", Tree, (model WSTR1510), price per each
SKU: ALV-WSTR1510

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® 6" Circular Protractor: Clear, Polystyrene, 6", Protractor, (model P236), price per each
SKU: ALV-P236

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 6".The ty...

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See details Alvin® Basic-Bow Combination Compass Set: 4 1/2", 6", Compass/Divider, (model 129B), price per set
SKU: ALV-129B

Set includes 6" and 4½" compasses with interchangeable pen pencil and divider parts; 6" beam bar extension and slide coupling; and 6" friction divider with self-centering gear head design and replaceable needle points. F...

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See details Alvin® Even Ellipse Master Template: 1/4" - 1 1/2", (model TD1267), price per each
SKU: ALV-TD1267

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® Human Figure Template - Children: Green, 8 1/4" x 5 3/4" x .030", General Purpose, (model TD44), price per each
SKU: ALV-TD44

This pediatric human figure template includes 15 cutouts representing five common ages/positions of children. Scales of 1:50 1:25 and 1:20. Size: 8 1/4" x 5 3/4" x .030". Pencil allowance on all openings for 0.5mm pencil l...

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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® 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® Tru-Angle™ 12" Adjustable Triangle with Inking Edge: Adjustable, Clear, Acrylic, 12", Triangle, (model 120CB), price per each
SKU: ALV-120CB

Provides the features of a 45°/90° adjustable triangle plus those of a protractor. Angles from 0° to 90° can be drawn from the baseline with ½° accuracy. Die-engraved graduations for high visibility. The aluminu...

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See details Alvin® Truflex II 40" Lightweight Flexible Curve White: White/Ivory, Aluminum, 40", Curve, (model A1044-40), price per each
SKU: ALV-A1044-40

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 Blue Hills Studio™ Value Lettering Stencil Set Cotton Candy: Clear, 1", 3/8", 8 1/2" x 11", Lettering, (model BHS114SET), price per set
SKU: ALV-BHS114SET

Value packs come with a free fine line marker! Each 4-piece set includes one TechLiner one 1" and one 3/8" stencil of the same font plus two pieces of colored cardstock. All stencils include alphabet numbers and special ch...

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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 Fairgate® 42\" Heavy-Duty Aluminum T-Square: Aluminum, 42\", T-Square, (model T42T), price per each
SKU: ALV-T42T

Heavy gauge 2" wide aluminum blade with deeply cut highly visible graduations. Blade securely riveted to durable high-impact 14" wide plastic head. Blade graduation in 8ths and 16ths; head graduation in 8ths. 42" length. ...

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See details Grafix® Clear-Lay™ 40" x 12' x .005" Vinyl Film: Clear, Roll, 40" x 12', .005", Film, (model 6605-6), price per roll
SKU: ALV-6605-6

A clear vinyl film designed for overlays color separations and layouts. Archival quality no plasticizers and is acid-free. 40" x 12' x .005" thick roll. Specifications: Color: Clear. Format: Roll. Size: 40" x 12'. Thickn...

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See details Lance® 36" Graduated Aluminum Ruler: Metallic, Aluminum, 36", General Purpose, (model SE036), price per each
SKU: ALV-SE036

Graduated on two edges of one side. Inches in 16ths and 8ths. Specifications: Color: Metallic. Material: Aluminum. Size: 36". Type: General Purpose.

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See details Museum Metal Sculpting Tool: 6", #11
SKU: MFW-5205-11

* 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 Rapidesign® Interior Design – Tables & Chairs Template: 1/4" = 1', (model 717R), price per each
SKU: ALV-717R

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 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
SKU: ALV-TB3225

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® Circle Template: 1 1/4" - 3 1/2", (model 404T), price per each
SKU: ALV-404T

Precision die-cut metric fractional and decimal equivalent dimensions and marked corner radii. Size range from 1¼" to 3½". Size: 8-3/8" x 11½" x .025". Specifications: Scale: 1 1/4" - 3 1/2".

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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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