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Chair woodworking plans #1: Sketchup model of a mission chair

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Blog entry by Tony Slattery posted 03-10-2021 06:20 AM 833 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a SketchUp model of an image and a sketch I found on the Gutenberg project.

The image shown without the cushions.

The sketch with dimensions.

There is enough detail here to make this chair, if I had a fully equipped workshop it would be a lot easier. To make it with only hand tools is a bit more of a challenge.

So I made the model using the dimensions shown in the sketch.

You can have a look and download the models in 3DWarehouse.

I am given to understand that even if you may not have the SketchUp software, you can still use the 3D viewer.

-- Tony, Australia, http://www.wooden-toy-plans.com/



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Doug

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#1 posted 03-10-2021 01:02 PM

Can’t wait to see it finished. What kind of wood will you be using to make it? I think that traditionally white oak was used. Not sure though. I’ve used Sketchup for years. It is my go to CAD program. I still use older versions of Sketchup because I like the idea of not having to work in the cloud. I feel as though I have more control over how I use the program.

-- Doug

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LittleBlackDuck

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#2 posted 03-10-2021 11:19 PM

Must admit I’m a SketchUp tragic… Few things hit the workshop before a SketchUp session.

Like Doug, the cloud is for the birds… I do have a license basically for the scaled printout feature of Layout...

Good to see more and more woodies embracing Sketchup (or Fusion 360, etc.)... also good to hear them coming out of the closet and owning up to electron consumption outside just their power tools.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Tony Slattery

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#3 posted 03-11-2021 04:57 AM


Must admit I m a SketchUp tragic… Few things hit the workshop before a SketchUp session.

Like Doug, the cloud is for the birds… I do have a license basically for the scaled printout feature of Layout...

Good to see more and more woodies embracing Sketchup (or Fusion 360, etc.)... also good to hear them coming out of the closet and owning up to electron consumption outside just their power tools.

- LittleBlackDuck

I am using the free version of Sketchup 17 until I have developed enough skill not to mention funds.

-- Tony, Australia, http://www.wooden-toy-plans.com/

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mawilsonWCR

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#4 posted 04-15-2021 01:49 AM

You know you can’t actually consume an electron. Electricity actually just moves them from one atom to the next. Thus my signature.

-- No trees were harmed while sending this message; however, a rather large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#5 posted 04-15-2021 08:31 AM



I am using the free version of Sketchup 17 until I have developed enough skill not to mention funds.
- Tony Slattery

The free version is good enough for just sketching… in fact you have the best free version available (short of 16 which will run in 32bit… 17 is 64bit only).

I use a laser and I needed the Pro version so I could use Layout to do 1:1 scaled “print” (PDF’s to import into CorelDraw for onforward to my laser). The free version is renowned for dodgy 1:1 scale printing… can be done with stuffing around… at least when I was using the freebie.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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