Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'sketchup'

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

03-10-2021 06:20 AM by Tony Slattery | 5 comments »

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...

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Lathe Cabinet Build #1: Designing the Cabinet

10-17-2019 09:50 PM by Lazyman | 2 comments »

I got a new Laguna Revo 13/36 lathe about a year ago and have been contemplating ever since for a way to store my accumulation of lathe tools and accessories to both keep them close at hand and prevent them from taking over every bit of horizontal space in my shop while I am turning. Requirements: I am planning to put it under the ways on wheels so that I can move it if it in the way or when I need to move the lathe. I want to have shallow drawers to store the various full size turni...

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Switching from Sketchup to Freecad

10-24-2018 10:14 PM by muesli | 3 comments »

I am trying to switch from Sketchup to Freecad. And I already found my first two tutorials for woodworkers: Maybe it is useful for other woodworkers too.

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Viewing SketchUp Models, for Newbies

09-08-2018 03:20 PM by Dan Thomas | 6 comments »

I’ve got a new YouTube video up, that took about 70 hours to put together. It’s a tutorial on how to view SketchUp models using the free SketchUp Web viewer. I used to be a software developer, and I actually know quite a bit about how to teach people to use programs in general. It was fun merging my two skill sets together – woodworking and software, using another of my skills, editing videos. I think it came out really well, but I’ll let you be the judge. View...

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How to Print a Template to Scale in Adobe Illustrator From Sketchup

08-23-2018 03:42 AM by BenhamDesign | 4 comments »

Learning Adobe Illustrator has helped me out a lot on the design side of my business. I know their are other simpler programs out their that will create printable templates. However being able to converse with other design professionals such as interior designers and architects in a language they understand, has gotten me hired for the job many times. The Adobe CC seems to be the industry standard among may design professionals. So in this video I show you a way to use Adobe Illustrator...

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Crib #1: Design

01-21-2018 06:21 AM by RenB | 1 comment »

All right please bear with me, this is my first Blog entry on any topic. The wife and I are expecting our first child at the end of May. We are equal parts excited and terrified (to be honest I’m a little more on the terrified side, but don’t tell her). The only project on my list currently is a Bluetooth speaker, but that is on hold because the battery I ordered is coming from china with a one-month ETA. So, I thought that maybe I would get in over my head and build the cri...

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Adjustable Height WorkBench - EXACTLY HOW IT WORKS

12-31-2017 12:10 AM by CharlieK | 9 comments »

An Adjustable Height Odyssey – Why I built this workbench, and HOW IT WORKSCharlie Kocourek How it All StartedI had a few problems with my first workbench. It was too low for carving or for detail work, it was too high for assembly, it was also too high to sit behind my table saw, and it was difficult to move around. It was anything but ergonomic! After some thought, I concluded that an Adjustable Height Workbench could solve all of these problems. I then searched the int...

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Concept Ideas using SketchUp #6: How to draw printable index wheels

12-12-2017 06:51 PM by George_SA | 2 comments »

EditA MUCH EASIER way! There is a website (Hubs Spokes Spindles) that does all the calculations for you (You input the number of spokes the diameter etc.) and generates a printable template. (If you really want to do it in SketchUp then read through the rest of the blog.)End of Edit In the discussion Brian's (Bushmaster) post on INDEXING DISC JIG, EASY PROCEDUREthe question came up on how to make printable indexing diagrams in SketchUp. I use the following procedure.Note: this tutorial ...

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Desk Chairs #1: Have a seat and let me tell you a story

12-10-2017 01:53 PM by EarlS | 3 comments »

Chair – a seat with a back on which one person sits, typically having four legs. Since Adam and Eve wandered around the Garden of Eden, humans have needed something to sit on other than the ground. To my mind, chairs evolved from rocks, logs, stumps, or whatever happened to be available into something with legs and a seat that was more functional, a stool. From there, some bright person discovered that the back legs could be lengthened and the chair was born. Everything since then...

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Of Tool Cabinets, Chewing Gum and Sealng Wax #5: Lower Cabinet Design - Tool Packing

11-23-2017 02:59 AM by Bill Berklich | 5 comments »

SktechUp – what a great tool! I can change things much easier, explore design options, and visualize architectures far easier. After a couple false starts a bit of learning on how SketchUp works compared to its big brothers the lower cabinet literally came together. The lower cabinet is expressly to house most of my power tools – the ones I reach for regularly. The multi-tool and biscuit joiner will stay in their respective cases because they just don’t get used much. T...

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