Common Drafting Tools and Equipments Used in Drafting
There are many kinds of tools and equipments used in drafting. Every tools or equipments have their own special function.
One of these is the Drawing Board; it is in this board where the drawing paper is placed. Here, the paper should be fastened with adhering tape to prevent the paper from any movement. It measures 24 x 36 inches and made with a smooth surface. The edge of the drawing board serves as the base of the triangle when projecting line or lines in the different angles. Using the T-square the edge of the board could be used as a guide in creating horizontal lines.
The Triangles are used to project lines from a horizontal base, projecting isometric drawing as well as lines in an oblique drawing. It is usually made from light transparent celluloid materials.
T-square is primarily used in projecting horizontal lines. The T-squares head could be detached or fixed. The lower edge of the T-square maybe used as a guide for cutting. The blade on its upper edge is called as the working edge. It is commonly made from celluloid materials with its straight edge and wooden blade.
The Protractor is commonly made from celluloid plastic. This instrument has a calibrated angle or degree ranging from 0 degree to 360 degree. It is primarily use to plot angles on the drawing.