Roll out and cut cork slightly larger than tabletop.
Apply glue to tabletop and cork back.
Allow glue to dry.
Placing paper over the glued back of the cork, gently roll cork up.
Position cork roll carefully over one end of the table and unroll
Gradually slide paper out from under cork while applying pressure.
Trim to size.
Cover tabletop with additional cover of cellulose acetate paper,
vinyl, or Mylar.
There are many types and styles of chairs in the supply system through
Government Supply Agency (GSA) contract. You will spend a great deal of
time in this chair at the drafting table so make sure it is comfortable. It
should be adjustable in height and tilt. Whether it has arms or rollers is a
Natural lighting is the best type for drawing; however, it is not always
available. Overhead lighting is usually the fluorescent type and not bright
enough for drafting work. You need additional lighting attached to the
tabletop to alleviate shadows and glare. These desk lights are available in
many styles including a ring light around a magnifier for closeup work.
Attach a desk light for a right-handed draftsman to the upper left corner of
the table. For a left-handed DM, attach the desk light to the upper right
comer of the table. Minimize shadows cast by the hand for they distract and
distort visual perception.
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