Drawing Board 78


Basswood (Chap. III., Par. 31) or White Pine (Par. 48).

3 pcs. 7/8"x6"x26" S 2 S Top. 1 pc. 1/4" dowel 12" long.

2 pes. 7/8"1 1/2"xl6" S 2 S Cleats. 10-114" No. 10 F. H. B. screws.

Introductory Statement

The subject of drawing is continually growing in importance. When we think that before any piece of building or construction work can be undertaken it must first be drawn in perfect detail, then we begin to realize that this is a subject with which everybody should be somewhat familiar.

Every boy should be able to understand and to make simple working drawings. In order to make these drawings a drawing board is necessary.

The size of a drawing board depends upon the size of the drawings one intends to make; about 16 or 18 inches wide by 22 or 24 inches long is a very convenient size for ordinary work.


Mechanical Drawing for Schools, Book 1. Atkinson, Mentzer & Co.

Mechanical Drawing for Schools, Book 2. Atkinson, Mentzer & Co.

Problems in Mechanical Drawing, C. A. Bennett. Manual Arts Press, Peoria, Ill.

Practical Mechanical Drawing Self-Taught, Chas. Westinghouse. Frederick Drake Co., Chicago.

Architectural Drawing, Edminster. David Williams Co., New York.

Practical Lessons in Architectural Drawing, Tuthill. David Williams Co., New York.

Junior Course in Mechanical Drawing, Thorne.

Elements of Mechanical Drawing, Titsworth.

Elementarv Course in Mechanical Drawing, Chase.

A Practical Course in Mechanical Drawing, Willard. Pop. Mech. Co., Chicago.

Drawing Board

Drawing Board

Suggestions For Original Design

Introductory Statement 80


Screw Holes slotted

Introductory Statement 81

No.2 Battens Dovetailed

Introductory Statement 82

No. 3 T-Square

Drawing Board Specifications

The drawing board is to be made by gluing together three pieces (more pieces may be used if the material is narrow). As this board must be surfaced after it is completed, it is not necessary to plane a working face. Select the best side and mark it the working face (Chapter II., Paragraph 2). Plane the best edge of the first board perfectly square for a working edge (Chapter II. Paragraph 4). Plane one edge of the second board in like manner (Chapter II., Paragraph 4). Gauge the width on both faces (Chapter II. Paragraphs 6 or 7). Plane to the gauge line. Plane the best edge of the third board in like manner, then lay all of the boards in position on your bench top and examine the joints to see that they will fit perfectly.