Hand Drafting Skill-builder with Bill Rainford   Web Seminar Download

Hand Drafting Skill-builder with Bill Rainford Web Seminar Download

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Learn the basic tools and techniques required to draft by hand. You don't need fancy software to efficiently communicate your designs. Long before the advent of AutoCAD or SketchUp, craftsmen, designers and draftsmen were capturing their ideas on the drawing board with leads and paper. We start with a terminology and supply overview, then we walk through several samples and discuss appropriate practice exercises. You'll soon be creating accurate and interesting drawings. With a solid set of plans in hand, your woodworking in the shop will benefit from all the design details you worked out on the drawing board, where changes are easier to make. Your wood rack and your wallet will also benefit from the decreased waste.
  • Tools and supplies you need to start drafting by hand
  • Line weights
  • Lettering
  • Architectural scales
  • Common practices for laying out your drawing
  • Standard elevations
  • Correcting mistakes
  • Basic exercises
  • Where to find more information

Discover the top 5 things you'll learn in this webinar:

  • What constitutes a basic drafting tool kit
  • How to layout a good working drawing with standard elevations etc.
  • How to properly draw lines and make use of line weights
  • How to dimension a drawing
  • Basic lettering

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About Bill Rainford:

Bill Rainford is a joiner, preservation carpenter, author and instructor in the greater Boston area. His passion for traditional woodworking is matched only by his enthusiasm to share the craft with others. He currently teaches traditional building at the Boston Architectural College as part of their Historic Preservation Master's Degree Program. He's also a graduate of the Preservation Carpentry program at the North Bennet Street School, where he has gone on to develop and teach woodworking and preservation carpentry related workshops. A long time woodworker, Bill currently works on commissioned pieces from his own workshop, site projects and personalized instruction. Before woodworking, Bill was a software development engineer. You can learn more about Bill on his woodworking blog: rainfordrestorations.wordpress.com