We carry a wide variety of professional drafting supplies including drafting tables, leads, kits machines, vyco, compass, straight edge, t squares, rulers, tape and much more. Getting proper tools can allow you to complete a large array of different drafting tasks without the aid of any computer equipment. Generally speaking, these traditional drafting tools are far less expensive than many forms of today's drafting software and also much easier to learn with as they can allow you to achieve just about anything in hand drawing. While you may have struggled with CAD programs in the past, you can pick up a simple drafting kit and be on your way with all of the tools that you need to draft just about any project much more reasonably and with professional precision. AutoCAD is a program that can cost thousands of dollars for just a simple license, the tools that are available in our catalog can help you to achieve just about any drafting task that you need to complete. With a wide array of drafting tables, professional drafting supplies, paper and specialty drafting kits you can be set up and drafting professionally for well under the price of licensing just one computer with AutoCAD or similar software for your drafting needs. Another disadvantage that many new age drafting specialists are falling into is that software changes constantly and requires new licenses to be purchased. Software standards change almost by the year and new programs are coming out all of the time. So many people are learning on these programs but then never have access to the programs when they enter into the working world or want to complete a drafting project for themselves. Teaching yourself how to draft with Al the aid of the computer can give you transferable skills that you can use with just about any form of technology or to create quick sketches without the aid of any computers or software. With the proper drafting table, paper and drafting supplies it's possible for you to begin drafting and learning the skills even as software continues to change and grow more expensive for licenses. The concepts that you begin to learn with the help of a professional drafting kit and your own drafting table can eventually help you in learning these types of software and adapting in the workplace or in drafting these materials with the aid of a computer. Understanding how to create a blueprint, and some of the methods for drafting without the aid of a computer can always help you when it comes to learning drafting on a computer.
Alvin and Art Alternative Flexible Adjustable Curves for drawing.
Adjustable Triangles for Drawing and Drafting, we feature different triangles from Alvin and Art Alternatives as well as the Lance and True Angle Maker. Also with or without an inking edge.
Alumicolor's Calibrated Triangles are made of tempered aluminum. Photo anodized calibrations are part of the finish and will not clean or rub off. Ultra smooth finish will not mar your work surface. matte silver color. Handy circle template cut outs.
Balsa and Basswood strips in various sizes. Great for models and other craft projects. Balsa wood is light and soft but very strong and daily cut and shaped. Basswood while still soft, is a bit stronger and tends to hold its shape more than Balsa.
Alvin calipers and micrometers, precise measuring tools for professional use. Gradations to a 1/1000 of an inch. See each product details for exact description of the Calipers and Micrometers.
Various replacement parts , extension bars and points for compasses.
Dividers have self centering gearhead design with replaceable needle points. Durable, matte nickel finish resists stains and tarnishing.
Various Compass for Drafting and Drawing, also compass sets.
Student Drafting Kits for Engineers and Architects
After a long and noble history all drafting machines have been discontinued. I suppose it is time for a good CAD program.
Alvin Engineering and Architect Scales as well as Alumicolor Art Alternative and Steadtler Scales. Metric, Electronic and Wireless as well.
|Alvin Engineer and Architect Scales|
|Electronic Scales and Measuring Devices|
|Staedtler Aluminum Scales|
Drafting tape , drafting dots and strips.
French curves and french curve sets.
Student compass and ruler sets with pouch that fits into 3 ring binders.,
Alvin and Mayline Parallel Rules.
MAYLINE Mobile Parallel Ruling Straightedges Perfect for engineering and construction applications.
The industry standard.
The Martin Prodraft Parallel Straightedge Kit is the premier item in its class. The only Parallel Straightedge Board utilizing an Anti-warp Aluminum body straightedge for strength, and stability.
Protractors are often used in architecture and mechanical drawing to measure and draw precise angles.
PXB provides the convenience of a studio work surface in a compact, portable unit with a rugged, attractive, warp-free white Melamine« laminate surface that offers a smooth, clean drawing surface... anywhere you work.
These wood rulers have both inch and centimeter calibrations and feature a single hole for hanging.
Hardened nickel-plated steel nib with black plastic handle.
Stainless Steel Straight Edge. 2 inch wide x .093 inch thick. Features include a beveled edge and convenient hanging hole. Durable, with satin, non-glare finish. Used for cutting and ruling mats, paper, leather, glass, etc.
Triangles come either in 30-60-90 degree angles or 45-90 degree angles. Also available are triangles with an inking edge for ruling pens. We feature Lance triangles as well as steel triangles for professional use and art Alternative triangles for student use.
A nice selection of T squares, steel, plastic,aluminum, with see thru edges and without, many sizes available.
VYCO Board Cover Durable, versatile, easy-to-install 5-ply VBC plastic board cover for the cover of drafting tables, drawing boards and other heavily used surfaces. Also named Borco.