I get inspiration from the internet, magazines, nature and customer ideas.
I usually start with a quick sketch so I don't forget the idea but I do have to admit when several months have gone by sometimes I have no idea what the idea was when I did the sketch.
When going back through the sketches if I like an idea well enough then it will do a better drawing and possibly some notes. If I still like the idea after playing with the it a little more then I will draw it in Sketch-Up and add details.
If it is a CNC project it usually starts with the same quick sketch then layout begins in the design software that best suits the project.
I majored in Drafting Design Technology and minored in Mathematics in college so I do know how to use a t-square, set of triangles, compass and protractor but I do my drawings on the computer.
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Last edited by MEBCWD; 11-27-2015 at 08:26 PM.