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Blog entry by Dano posted 06-20-2007 02:49 AM 839 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, I have never Blogged before so I thought I would try and see how things go. I am really just getting serious about my woodworking; previously I have been a wood hack! I have begun my first real test, that is, I am attempting to build an entertainment center for a large screen TV. My wife likes “Mission” style pieces so I did some research and designed my first piece of furniture based upon that style. The process is just getting started but has already led to many first for me. If I can figure out how to I’ll include a drawing I did in sketch-up (another first) of my intended end result.!!

Sketch-up drawing

-- Dan in Central Oklahoma, Able to turn good wood into saw dust in the blink of an eye!



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WayneC

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#1 posted 06-20-2007 03:40 AM

Looks great Dano. How hard was it to learn Sketchup?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 06-20-2007 03:46 AM

Sketch-up is a great tool but it is taking me some time to learn. I would consider my knowledge to be very limited currently but I plan to work at getting better with it. Watch the video tutorials helps but the program sometimes does things and I don’t know why. The drawing above took somewhere around 5 evenings to make with several aborted at temps.

-- Dan in Central Oklahoma, Able to turn good wood into saw dust in the blink of an eye!

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#3 posted 06-20-2007 03:47 AM

I’ve been thinking of taking the plunge and investing some time. I want to design a tool cabinet.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 06-20-2007 03:51 AM

Looks good I can’t wait to see the final product. I think a piece like this deserves at least a 72” 1080p” TV, Maybe larger.

-- Che.

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#5 posted 06-20-2007 04:19 AM

Nice work Dan. Let me know if you guys have any Sketchup questions. I’ll be happy to share what I know.

Some Sketchup woodworking tutorials I did on brightcove

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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#6 posted 06-20-2007 04:23 AM

I was hoping Bob would reply to this thread! If you want to look at something in the mission style similar to what you have, Wood Magazine did a nice little plan in October of 2006.

I build a similar one but haven’t put the doors on it in this photo…

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#7 posted 06-20-2007 04:24 AM

Well, the wife and I bought us a 60 inch 1080p Sony for our 25th anniversary which is why I am building this entertainment center, all I can say about the TV is…..FANTASTIC!!

-- Dan in Central Oklahoma, Able to turn good wood into saw dust in the blink of an eye!

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#8 posted 06-20-2007 04:30 AM

Nice TV!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#9 posted 06-20-2007 04:34 AM

60” I’m jealous. That must look incredible. all I have is an old 17” CRT and no cable.

-- Che.

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#10 posted 06-20-2007 05:06 AM

That’s nice Mot and Dano. Mot, you’ve been holding out on us, haven’t you?

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#11 posted 06-20-2007 04:41 PM

My father-in-law just bought the same (I think) set.. Wow!

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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