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The Drafting Board

Over the years as a draftsman, I have mastered several Computer Aided Design (CAD) programs. AutoCAD, Generic CADD Level 3, Generic CADD 6, Generic CADD 3D, CadVance, TurboCad, and most recently, Chief Architect 8. Facts are though, I have been a drafter since the 1970’s and the one thing I keep coming back to is • Read More »


How To Become a Certified Freelance Drafter & CAD Operator

Are you earning enough a week to make ends meet? Can you reasonably expect your present job to pay you a top grade salary in the near future? If not, this article will probably interest you. We offer to qualify you for a profession which, at the very start, pays higher salaries than the average • Read More »


What Is A Scaled Drawing

A scaled drawing is one where an object that is being drawn is large or the object to be represented in the drawing is such a size that it’s impossible to draw full size on a sheet that can be conveniently handled in the shop where a part is being fabricated. In such cases, the • Read More »


Detail Drawings

A detail drawing shows each part of a machine separately. The parts are completely dimensioned and enough views are drawn so that the machinist can make the piece without any other instructions. If necessary, notes are added to the drawing to make the fabrication of the piece clearer. The details are sometimes drawn in the • Read More »


The Holy Speeding Ticket

I’m a sheriff’s chaplain now, but used to be a police chaplain, and also a part time police officer in a small rural town. There are some interesting stories that have taken place with this duty as an officer. Here is one of them. One evening while I was on community patrol, I happened to • Read More »


Is The Enemy All Powerful

This may come as a shock to you, but Satan is not all powerful, neither is he able to be everywhere all at once. If he were, he would be as God is, and there’s only ONE GOD! So Satan, if he were all powerful, would make himself more visible to us! Since he isn’t • Read More »


Some Considerations For A Residential Electrical Plan

The amount and location of wall switches for the house are directly related to amount of light fixtures and other appliances that are hard wired to the circuit box. Pick a convenient location for the switch so that it can be conveniently reached when entering a room. Whenever a ceiling fan is placed in a • Read More »


Draw Your Own House

Drawing an architectural set of plans isn’t a simple matter when you consider all the elements that make up a set of house plans. What you need to do is first research all the needs of the family, understand the local codes, know what style of house you’re wanting, know what sort of foundation is • Read More »


Mechanical Drawings And Their Uses In Machine And Tool Construction

When any new or improved form of tool, machine, or gadget is being thought out, its general arrangement and the ideas governing how the contraption works may be quite clear in the imagination of the one developing it, and they may proceed with the actual construction of this concept, guided only by a mental picture • Read More »


The Atheist and the Bear

An Atheist was taking a walk through the woods. “What majestic trees! What powerful rivers! What beautiful animals!” he said to himself. As he was walking alongside the river he heard a rustling in the bushes behind him. He turned to look. He saw a 7 foot grizzly charge towards him. He ran as fast • Read More »