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    Best books on learning to Draft (by hand, no CAD)

    Something I want to learn the basics on, and am looking for a good point to start from.

    I can find thousands of books on the subject, but I'd like to narrow down my list of books to reference.

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    damn, no one knows jack about drafting?


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    I have the fifth edition of a book called Technical Drawing. I was able to get it at a flea market for five bucks. Should get you started.

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    You could check Design Drawing by Francis D Ching. It's focussed on architecture but it's very elaborate and all the principals are thoroughly explained.

    edit - that book might not be too much about just technical drafting though. dood wrote mad amount of books on architectural drawing - double check before listening to me.

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    Thanks ya'll.

    *starts making a list*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaxser View Post
    I have the fifth edition of a book called Technical Drawing. I was able to get it at a flea market for five bucks. Should get you started.
    Is this the book you spoke of?

    Mechanical Drawing A Text With Problem Layouts (Fifth Edition)?

    Tensai:

    Looked that book up. Got a lot of nice info in it by the description, but its a general focus on design. REALLY nice, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OmenSpirits View Post
    Is this the book you spoke of?

    Mechanical Drawing A Text With Problem Layouts (Fifth Edition)?

    Tensai:

    Looked that book up. Got a lot of nice info in it by the description, but its a general focus on design. REALLY nice, though.
    It's on it's 12th edition, now. It's been around since the 30s. You can get used ones for 14, and older ones for cheaper.

    In the 5th edition, the second chapter talks about technical stuff for hand drafting, while the rest covers basic concepts and problems, like otological perspective, isometric drawing, etc.

    Think of it like the gray's anatomy of technical drawing. It's been around a long time.

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    I recently bought Design Drawing by Ching and the book is amazing. Wouldn't hurt to visit a bookstore and flip through the pages...

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    Whats drafting? Just technical drawing? Where I come from, thats what they call graphics. I know that graphics everywhere else is totally different. When I moved school I quickly found out =[

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