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

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Blog entry by George_SA posted 12-12-2017 06:51 PM 778 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A 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.)
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In the discussion Brian's (Bushmaster) post on INDEXING DISC JIG, EASY PROCEDURE
the question came up on how to make printable indexing diagrams in SketchUp.

I use the following procedure.
Note: this tutorial assumes that you know the basics of using SketchUp.
If you still need to find your way around SketchUp, do a search in YouTube for Sketchup for woodworkers 2017

In this example I used 40 degrees to make a 9 segment index wheel.

-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)



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#1 posted 12-12-2017 06:59 PM

Thanks for doing this blog, it is most helpful, I haven’t tried it yet, will when I get time.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 01-17-2018 08:19 PM

A 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.

-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)

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