From SketchUp Design to Reality #1: Flip Top Mobile Base

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Blog entry by gillyd posted 02-01-2012 03:53 PM 2198 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have learned this wonderful tool that you all know and love called SketchUp. In fact I am very addicted to it. Being a computer scientist/mathematician I relate very well to modelling tools. It was simple enough to learn it in a day and put this model together. Its very fun creating your own model that you design and putting it in a 3D modelling tool.

So I decided that I needed to build a few of these mobile bases as I only have a one stall garage shop (you know, the wife stuck me in there). I will build one for my planer and one for my mitre saw.

If you would like to download it, it is out in the 3D warehouse. It is 100% compliant with CutList, with example materials that you can change if you want.

This is a general view of it.

X-Ray view.

If you want to download the SketchUp model, go to the 3D Warehouse and use this as your search criteria

Flip Top Mobile Tool Base – Version 2 – Woodworking

Next entry: begin work!

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#1 posted 02-01-2012 04:34 PM

I would love to design all my stuff in SketchUp. I’m having such a difficult time learning SketchUp that it is faster for me to hand draw at this point. I quess only trying it every other month does not help the learning curve.

Nice rendering! I’m considering a “Flip Top” base, just need to figure out which machines call for it.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 02-01-2012 07:30 PM

Great job sketch-up it is a blast! I built one of these flip tops yrs. ago and use it daily. I orginally had my planer and Miter saw on it, however I recently chaned it over removeing the miter saw and putting my table top jointer on it instead. I didn’t design it however it was in a magazine.
Nice job.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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