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Registered: April 2009
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I found some of my old drawing instruments and technical books from back when I was doing my "A"Level in Technical drawing age 17 -18...many years ago.
All drawings hand drawn in either 6H pencil or technical ink pen, measurements had to be very accurate and erasers were not allowed in my class.
Computers were not in existence in schools so CAD and all its wizzardry and tricks was not available till much much later...how different to now.
A few pieces (from the box of many) arranged on an old text book showing a drawing I remember having to draw an assembly drawing from all the component parts you had to work out how it went together from the sizes / shapes....Hand held.
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· Date: Fri October 18, 2013 · Views: 233 ·
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Registered: December 2009
Posts: 3,725
Fri October 18, 2013 5:32pm

Your image of the drawing and the instruments brings back memories of taking a technical drawing course when I was completing my geography degree... the most difficult course I ever took but I enjoyed it because it actually showed that I could do something with my hands which I had realized up until that time. We never had the use of pencil but had to work completely in ink which added to the difficulty of the work since one mistake and one had to start over again.


Registered: August 2010
Posts: 1,105
Fri October 18, 2013 6:36pm

Good shot; pieces are all familiar to me too. Computers have really made it easier for the students of today.

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 2,849
Sat October 19, 2013 8:58pm

Are the good old days Rob. I enjoyed technical drawing, not so much the mechanical type you show here but the architectural side. Well displayed,

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