Have you always got a little notebook in your back pocket, like I do?  

Do you wish you had a miniature drafting kit to go with it?  

Of course you do!  Who wouldn't!?  Well, here it is!

Step 1: materials

xacto knife
cnc cutter and make the cut software
thin cardboard - such as from the side of a kleenex box
thin flat flexible transparent plastic - "wrap rage" packaging works well
craft foam
some type of adhesive:  e.g. spray adhesive, brush on superglue

mtc file attached

note: make sure your cnc machine will work with Make the Cut. As of this writing, Cricut no longer works with it,but there are other machines that do:  (Black Cat Cougar, Boss Kut Gazelle, US Cutter MH/Laser Series)

<p>Really cool!</p>
<p>This is such a cute idea! I don't carry around a little notebook everywhere, but if I do, I will follow your Instructable! Nice job :)</p>
<p>thank you!!</p>
<p>Neat. I could see this coming in handy because after all these years it is surprising how often I dig out my old drafting tools in order to do a little project planning.</p><p>Now if you <em>really</em> want to impress us and make the kit even better, how about CNCing a compass and architect scale to go along with the rest? ;) </p>
<p>You read my mind! I have been contemplating how to best make a compass that could be stored in a flat little shape like this. I have some ideas. It will take some experimenting to work those out. Also, a slide rule! And one other tool that is a secret. I will do it soonish I think. :)</p>
<p>In lieu of a compass you could easily (I assume it'd be easy) cut a circle template. Back in the old days before CAD we almost always used templates instead of compasses. Circle sizes would be limited for sheets this small but it's simpler than a compass, and I suppose you could do 2-3 templates to fit in the kit.</p><p>I never learned to use a slide rule so I will hold out for the architect scale. :) </p>
<p>General Tools 843/1 Pencil Compass and Scriber has an MSRP of $3.15, is very compact, and will do the trick up to about a 6&quot; radius. Use a golf pencil or an old, short pencil. Apparently, whiny Amazon buyers are having trouble with the new ones. If the adjustment doesn't hold tight, add a small washer. The most basic compass around. Look at the picture at least. For larger circles, you may have to sharpen the pencil assymetrically with a utility knife.</p><p>Search for flat architectural scale rulers, and you'll have 2/3 of the scales you get on the triangular ones. They're only about 6&quot; long. About $8.</p>
<p>Actually, I think the compass is essential as it can double as dividers. I've been reading some wonderful old books online where they do some pretty cool things using dividers: e.g. </p><p><a href="http://books.google.com/books?id=CZwBAAAAYAAJ&dq=Practical%2C%20Plane%20and%20Solid%20Geometry%2C%20for%20Elementary%20Students%3A%20Adapted%20to%20the&pg=PA13#v=onepage&q=dividers&f=false" rel="nofollow">http://books.google.com/books?id=CZwBAAAAYAAJ&amp;dq=P...</a></p><p>It's on my todo list to learn some of these old techniques....</p>
<p>absolute genius </p>

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