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Blog series by jdcook72 updated 08-14-2013 07:06 AM 3 parts 13662 reads 13 comments total

Part 1: Introduction

08-14-2013 04:49 AM by jdcook72 | 10 comments »

This is my first blog entry for my first project that I’m sharing here (or anywhere for that matter). I’m very new with this hobby but I’m enjoying it so far. Most of the few things I’ve worked on so far has been shop projects but I have other projects in mind that the shop stuff will (hopefully) help me get built. I don’t know how helpful this will be to anyone as I’m just starting out but hopefully there will be little bits and pieces of info that people can take away from this. I know t...

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Part 2: The Top

08-14-2013 05:10 AM by jdcook72 | 0 comments »

As it turns out, I didn’t think to create a blog for the project until after I had already started. So, the top is already done. Construction was pretty straight forward, two layers 3/4 inch MDF with laminate surface and hardwood (soft maple) edging, corners rounded and edges chamfered. I started out with a basic design in Sketchup to calculate my dimensions and where the fence, positioner and lift would go. As I progressed with the build, I made adjustments to different dimensions and ended ...

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Part 3: SketchUp Plan

08-14-2013 07:06 AM by jdcook72 | 3 comments »

As I continue the process of designing the cabinet that will support the table, I am also improving my “fluency” with SketchUp. I sometimes find myself getting distracted with the software, trying to figure out how to do something or just challenging myself to see if I can do something when in reality I don’t need to be. I think it’s a good thing to establish what the intent of your model is before you begin creating it to help mitigate this type of behavior. For example, if one is just tryin...

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