This chapter covered the general types of shop furniture found in a Navy
Drafting shop and how to care for it. It described cased and special cased
instruments and the procedures to store and use them. Drawing aids and
scales are some of the simplest and most worthwhile tools to master.
Practice with them. Use the pens and pencils mentioned. Consumable
supplies represent the bulk of supplies that you, as a DM, will use. Do not
waste supplies needlessly.
Familiarity with any piece of equipment will enable the DM to assess the
limitations and capabilities of the shop accurately. Know your equipment
well. Care for the equipment in the shop as if it were your own. Maintain
an open mind to new products in the market. A good, capable shop enhances
the reputation of each worker in it. In a rate as small as DM, that reputation
could follow you throughout your career.