I've done quite a lot of arty farty drawing over the years but no real idea how to do more technical drawing. I recently drew up joints before making them on a simple table and found it really helpful, but at the moment my drawings of ideas consist of vague sketches, moving more or less straight to cutting and exploring possibilities as I go. It seems to work ok as a method for me, and I don't need to repeat designs so an exact record on paper of dimensions etc doesn't seem so important. But I would like to know how a furniture maker/ designer would set about drawing out ideas, from initial sketches to final design so I can try working that way.
I've played with Sketchup a little but prefer to work on paper.
Any recommendations of a book or website would be great.
edit: this is pretty typical of my working 'method' at the moment - the unfinished bits of wood (including a scrap) are clamped together so I can try different positions, lengths and so on. Do people work like this?
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