I like to use a whiteboard (aka dry wipe board) which has a feint grid
on it. They're great for sketching out (then quickly rubbing out and
resketching) ideas of all kinds (geometric or "wordy") . I've been
ringing around and googling trying to find one here in the UK, but the
ones with printed grids are about £150 for the size I want (about
4'x3' would suit me).
So, I'm going to make one. My idea is to make up a framed "picture",
where the "picture" is a sandwich of (in order from back face to front
What should the "sheetstuff" be? It needs to be transparent
(obviously!), smooth so that you can wipe it off easily, scratch
resistant, fairly inexpensive, lightweight and shatterproof.
Commercial boards are either melamine or, for the high quality ones,
enamelled steel, with a printed grid.
At a pinch, I could use melamine and draw on a grid. But then again
if my drafting skills were sound enough to get good results this way,
I probably wouldn't need a board with a grid!