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Chapter 8 – Board Practice

Board Practice

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Technical drawing is normally carried out by using the drawing board, drawing paper and the appropriate equipment and materials. Like Mathematics, technical drawing can only be perfected through constant practice and not by reading textbooks over and over again.

This chapter discusses the procedures that should be followed by draftsmen in the presentation of the designer’s ideas on paper. Since the drawings are transferable from one part of the world to another, the procedures should be the same for all draftsmen all over the world. The mastery of these procedures is essential if the draftsman is to produce neat, clear and precise drawings, which will convey the designer’s ideas accurately.

Definition of Terms

Board practice can simply be defined as the technique of making technical drawing with the aid of drawing instruments and materials.

In board practice, the following steps must be strictly followed so as to achieve very good and neat result. They are:

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