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Drafting for woodworkers. A look at the basics in tools and techniques.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Jan-Feb 1989 (v.5#1) pg. 52

Shopping for CAD. Advice from experts on choosing a computer-aided design program for woodworkers.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #60 Aug 1997 pg. 66
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #64 Feb 1998 pg. 10

A simple technique for drawing spirals that diminish at a predetermined rate per revolution.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #64 Feb 1998 pg. 30

How to determine the dimensions for a piece of furniture from a photograph using only simple drafting tools.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #77 Dec 1999 pg. 8

Computer-aided drafting with Apple Pascal and a Graphics Tablet. Includes routines to read tablet and display results.
BYTE Jul 1981 (v.6#7) pg. 388

Circle and ellipse drawing programs. (1) Draw a circle when you know 3 points on the circumference. (2) Draw an ellipse from the 2 foci and a point on the perimeter. Written in Applesoft BASIC.
BYTE Mar 1983 (v.8#3) pg. 380

Put your dreams on paper. Part 3. Methods and techniques used in drafting plans.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1979 (v.3#1) pg. 25

Rooms with a preview. A review of 18 low-cost computer-aided design (CAD) programs for home construction and renovation.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1997 (v.20#6) pg. 52

Computer aided drafting. Part 1. Includes sample programs and tips for performing rudementary CAD functions on joystick equipped computers.
COMPUTERS & ELECTRONICS Jun 1984 (v.22#6) pg. 14

Computer aided drafting. Part 2. Do-it-yourself system built around a TRS-80 Color Computer.
COMPUTERS & ELECTRONICS Jul 1984 (v.22#7) pg. 74

A short course in mechanical drawing. How to put a sketch of a project onto paper.
COUNTRYSIDE Apr 1979 (v.63#4) pg. 55

Drafting basics. How one house builder draws his own plans and elevations.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #43 Dec 1987-Jan 1988 pg. 62
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #46 Apr-May 1988 pg. 4

Low-cost computer-aided design. Architect describes his CAD system built around a Macintosh computer using MacPaint software.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #49 Oct-Nov 1988 pg. 46

Tick sticking method for transfering an irregular shape (pattern) to a work piece.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #103 Jun-Jul 1996 pg. 28

How to draw a large-radius arc through three points without using rope as a compass.
FINE WOODWORKING #49 Nov-Dec 1984 pg. 10

Measuring antiques. How to measure furniture in order to prepare drawings for reproducing the piece. Tips on tools and techniques for recording all the important dimensions and details.
FINE WOODWORKING #53 Jul-Aug 1985 pg. 52

Using the unwinding string principle to draw a smooth cam profile.
FINE WOODWORKING #93 Mar-Apr 1992 pg. 18

Creating working drawings. How to take a woodworking design from rough sketch to final plans using simple drafting tools.
FINE WOODWORKING #101 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 78

Technique to draw a five-point star using a compass.
FINE WOODWORKING #124 May-Jun 1997 pg. 30
Correction FINE WOODWORKING #125 Jul-Aug 1997 pg. 10

Orthographic projection. This basic drafting technique will help you visualize your furniture ideas and transfer them to paper.
HOME FURNITURE #4 Fall 1995 pg. 88

How to draw working plans for remodeling a bathroom.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1981 (v.6#4) pg. 53

Parallel line development. Drawings illustrate how to teach the drafting technique of parallel line development to the beginning student.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Nov 1978 (v.67#8) pg. 43

Section viewing. A wooden model can help drafting students understand how to draw complicated interior sections.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Dec 1978 (v.67#9) pg. 26

An exact way to center isometric drawings.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Jan 1979 (v.68#1) pg. 18

Development drawings (made by laying out sheet metal containers on paper) can be converted into an interesting mobile. Do the drawings on stiff paper, cut out the drawings and actually fold into the object being drawn. Attach several with string to dowels and you have a mobile.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Feb 1979 (v.68#2) pg. 40

Technical drawing classes may be made more relevant if the student prepares a simple project, such as a wooden toy, from rough sketches through refined sketches, working drawings, isometric or illustrated parts breakdown, and finally constructs an actual model using the drawings.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Apr 1979 (v.68#4) pg. 24

Easy method of centering oblique drawings is illustrated.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Oct 1979 (v.68#7) pg. 48

Overhead transparency master illustrates isometric, dimetric, and trimetric drawings of the same object.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION May-Jun 1981 (v.70#5) pg. 12

Overhead transparency master illustrates "oblique projections", another form of pictorial drawing which is similar to isometric drawing, but easier to make.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Jan 1982 (v.71#1) pg. 8

Overhead transparency master illustrates perspective drawings.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Mar 1982 (v.71#3) pg. 12

Overhead transperency master illustrates two-point perspective drawings.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION May-Jun 1982 (v.71#5) pg. 36

Computer program written in BASIC is designed to test a student's knowledge of elementary technical drawing.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Jan 1983 (v.72#1) pg. 19

Computer program written in BASIC is used to compute and display the correct spacing dimensions necessary to center a mechanical drawing. Works with 1-view, 3-view, or isometric view drawings.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Feb 1983 (v.72#2) pg. 17

The good, the CAD, and the Apple. Part 1. A computer-aided design program that lets you draw and maintain a library of shapes. This Apple II program is written in Logo and illustrates some of that language's features.
MICROCOMPUTING #85 Jan 1984 (v.8#1) pg. 88

The good, the CAD, and the Apple. Part 2. How to interface the Logo program to a Houston Instrument Hi Plot plotter model DMP-4.
MICROCOMPUTING #86 Feb 1984 (v.8#2) pg. 88

Streamlining made easy. Drafting technique for complex shapes in two dimensions is derived from Naval architecture. Uses the concept of waterlines, fuselage stations and buttocks lines.
SPORT AVIATION Nov 1988 (v.37#11) pg. 42

Woodworkers' standards. Drawings and plans. How to read and understand the draftsman's shorthand used in blueprints and drawings.
WOOD MAGAZINE #18 Aug 1987 (v.4#4) pg. 46

Furniture drawings. Understanding the basic concepts of multi-view and isometric drawing.
WOODWORK #40 Aug 1996 pg. 41
Added Info WOODWORK #41 Oct 1996 pg. 22

Technique for marking out an arch when you don't know the radius.
WOODWORKER Jun 1988 (v.92#6) pg. 529

Drawing for furniture designers. How to create elevational and perspective drawings for a professional presentation to a client.
WOODWORKING INTERNATIONAL #14 Dec 1989-Jan 1990 pg. 36

How to draw curves with changing radii so that they neatly meet straight lines.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1983 (v.39#3) pg. 18

Designing regular shapes aided by a simple formula. How to layout regular polygons of 5 through 12 sides.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1984 (v.40#4) pg. 34