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A1 Priory Drawing Board Counter-weightDT01

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A1 Priory A2 Priory A3 Priory Counter-weight PM Cross-wire PM MUTOH Drafting Machine
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A1 Board Lip

Both handy and discrete, the A1 board lip runs 85% the width of the board and provides an ideal ledge for pens / pencils and brushes.

£25.20

Locking Straight Edge (A1)

Secure your straight edge position with the turn of a wheel.

£38.93

A1 Papyroboard

920mm x 650mm covering vinyl sheet for desktop and free standing A1 drawing boards. Green / cream finish. Easy to fit, an A1 sheet of Papyropboard renews your board surface whilst being comfortable to write against. It also protects your board surface with a durable covering which is easy to clean.

£71.76

A1 Carry Case (Large)

The padded A1 carry case provides the ultimate protection for your drawing board. Ideal for students who may need to securely transport their drawing board around campus, the heavily padded and durable fabric keeps your drawing board safe and easy to carry. Fits A1 Priory Counter-weight PM

£9.83

A1 Calibration on Straight Edge

Calibrated 1mm markings across the full length of the straight edge blade.

£13.80

300mm Aluminium Tri Scale Ruler BLACK

With 11 different scales on colour coded faces, the 300mm black aluminium triangular scaled ruler is both easy to read and satisfying to hold. Made from dimensionally stable aluminium, this ruler is highly durable and perfect for reliably taking accurate readings from any scaled drawing. Scale up or down with ease with high contrast white markings on black background.

£8.10

300mm Plastic Tri Scale Ruler WHITE

Made from a dimensionally stable white ABS plastic, this durable triangular scale rulers feature 11 different colour coded scales. Quickly and easily scale drawing up or down or take precise measurements from any scaled drawing. Lightweight and featuring an ergonomic design with high contrast increments to make readings clear.

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Perfect in PINK!

Make your drawing board stand out! The Perfect in PINK pack is free and for every one we sell, we donate £10 to Cancer Research UK. More about Perfect In Pink

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The A1 Priory Counter-weight drawing board is the ideal drawing companion for both professionals and students. Now with a lifetime warranty, they really are designed to last a career.

Suitable for a wide range of art design tasks from architectural or landscape work to technical engineering and creative drawing.

The foldable steel frame allows you to set the drawing board at up to 13 different working angles; allowing you can find the ideal working position with ease and fitting all working styles.

When closed, the frame holds shut with magnetic catches; handy for portability or storage.

Its professional grade parallel motion features a counter-balanced mechanism to ensure smooth and effortless action when positioning the straight edge which has a full width, precisely machined, clear drawing edge and integrated aluminium hand rail.

The 920 x 650mm board size easily accommodates A1 paper and the entire drawing board remains portable and easy to move / store especially with the padded carry case (supplied separately).

  • Parallel Motion Type Counter-weight
  • Frame Finish Black
  • Paper Size A1 (841mm x 594mm)
  • Working area 920 x 650mm
  • Footprint (when flat) 1020 x 800mm
  • Angle 13 stages
  • Weight 12kg
  • Delivered fully assembled
  • Lifetime warranty

Is the straight edge removable?
Yes. It is easy to remove the straight edge from the wires.

What is the difference between Counter-weight and Cross-wire parallel motions?
Counter-weight parallel motions rely on a weighted mechanism to stop the straight edge sliding to the bottom of the board when the table is at an angle. Cross-wire (or continuous wire) parallel motions rely on friction to grip to board. Read our article on What is the difference between parallel motions? for more information.

Can I use a compass with Papyroboard board cover?
Papyroboard is a hard wearing vinyl material which protects your board surface. Although it is hard wearing, compass points may still find their way through if used regularly. We would recommend a cutting mat to protect the board surface.


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John Davis
21/09/2021
I made enquiries before taking the plunge on purchasing my new A0 Mutoh draughting machine and board. Steve R was most helpful throughout the whole process and the delivery was much earlier than expected. The equipment is brilliant. I mounted the drawing board on to my old stand which admittedly struggled with the board as it was a great deal heavier and better than my old one. I discussed the situation with Steve T who was able to provide me with additional parts for my stand so that the stand would do the job. I can't fault these guys, they have been helpful throughout. From my experience, as an Architectural Practitioner, I can highly recommend using The Big Orchard - as I will be in the future!
Jackie Foster
14/09/2021
Very pleased with my Heath A1 plan chest. Looks great and is a really useful addition to my studio. Great service and delivery.
Gary Young
13/09/2021
My Drawing Board arrived in good time and perfect condition. All good!
Hilary Holloway
06/09/2021
Great service and price. Bought for sewing. Not easy to find in sewing and quilting outlets. Fabulous product. Highly recommended. Thank you
Andrew McKie
26/08/2021
First class service - will use again. Friendly answers to questions over the phone; packaging and delivery first class too - unlike my amazon experience for the same product...
Stuart Maxwell
16/08/2021
Excellent service all round. I ordered and received a beautifully engineered A1 draftsman desk with stand. It is solid but not heavy. A perfect addition for my studio. Quality is robust.
David Lang
09/08/2021
A2 drawing board liner, perfect ! a retired engineering draughtsman asked at 69 to do some work for a friend !
Melanie C
30/07/2021
A3 Priory Drawing Board - I have been using an A1 drawing board from Orchard for many years for professional garden design work and it is really robust. I needed a smaller board for a new design project I'm working on - I wanted it to fit on my desk alongside a laptop, to work at a very small scale on A5 paper. I was a bit hesitant about buying a small drawing board as I needed it to have the same qualities as my large one and cope with accurate technical drawing. I've only been using it for a short time, but I'm very pleased with it. It takes a while to get used to moving from A1 to A3, but I can't fault the parallel motion. I have used it at several different angles and the only issue I've encountered is I find it a little tricky get it to lie flat for storage. I think I'll get used to that though, and overall I give Orchard 5 stars as usual for a high quality product.
Jim Watters
19/07/2021
Great product & service - what else do you need !

A1 Bretton Drawing Board

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  • Parallel Motion Type Cross-wire
  • Leg Finish Black
  • Paper Size A1 (841mm x 594mm)
  • Working area 920 x 650mm
  • Weight 7kg
  • Delivered fully assembled
  • Lifetime warranty

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A1 Ackworth Drawing Board Counter-weight

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  • Parallel Motion Type Counter-balanced
  • Stand Colour White
  • Paper Size A1 (841mm x 594mm)
  • Board Size 920 x 650mm
  • Adjustment Height & Angle
  • Weight 17kg
  • Supplied fully assembled
  • Lifetime warranty

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A1 Priory BeamTec

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  • PRODUCT TYPE A1 Light Box
  • PRODUCT CODE PBT-A1
  • SWITCH / DIMMER Blue ring, touch sensitive with step-less brightness control
  • SCREEN Glass
  • LIGHT SOURCE Rear-lit LED
  • LED COLOUR 5500K (Pure white)
  • LED LIFESPAN 50,000 hours
  • STAND Steel (Black finish)
  • ADJUSTMENT 13 Angles
  • PARALLEL MOTION Counterweight
  • POWER SUPPLY 24V (Mains adapter supplied)
  • CONSUMPTION 1.8 Amp
  • INPUT 2.1 DC
  • SWITCH RATING IP67
  • SWITCH LED Blue
  • CHASIS HPL (High Pressure Laminate)
  • CORNERS Aluminium
  • FINISH White

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