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Blog entry by Ivica Valjak posted 09-27-2007 02:08 AM 1579 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well first I want to thank all that send me welcome message.I come here because I saw sketchup challenge and I work for few years in this software and currently I am 3d pro artist at formfonts.I searched little this site and it has lots of stuff that is very usefull.I dont work with wood(anymore).I was working with my father for few years because he is carpenter.So since I dont have any wood products I played today with this kind of funny woodhut in sketchup,hope you like it.
and my latest model i have been workin on in sketchup and render in vray.Vibiana
and interior of church
also you can check my stuff at formfonts page
I hope I am welcome here even i dont make wood products(except few didgeridoos),but I can cover wood products useing 3d :)
(sorry for bad english I am from Croatia:)


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#1 posted 09-27-2007 02:27 AM

Amazing work! I love to see this calibre of effort. Welcome to Lumberjocks, and good luck with the challenge!

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

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#2 posted 09-27-2007 02:52 AM

Welcome to our home.
Please do teach us your techniques!
I am excited to have you here as a teacher.


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#3 posted 09-27-2007 04:55 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks. Tell us a little more about yourself and your homeland. We can always use more help in the design department. I’m sure we will learn much from you.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#4 posted 09-27-2007 05:02 AM

Great stuff Ivica. I’ve seen your work before on some of the Sketchup forums.

To all the rest of the LJ crew, this is what I’ve meant when I’ve mentioned the true Sketchup gurus that are out there. I’m a hack compared to folks like Ivica.

I’m really looking forward to seeing your work.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#5 posted 09-27-2007 05:20 AM

Welcome and we welcome all kinds of people. You can supply answers to lots of questions in peoples minds about the tool Sketchup.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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Ivica Valjak

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#6 posted 09-27-2007 09:57 AM

Thanks all for nice comments.I will teach you some skills I learned over the years through some tutorials I will make.If you have any question about sketchup just ask me I will try to solve all problems you have with it.Bob maybe word guru is too big for me but thanks anyway :)
Well about me,I was born very young and small :)after school I went to army and after that I went to art academy but because I did not have no more money I quit that and worked as local DJ and in my city in radio station and draw charicatures for local newspapers.After I earned some money I went to arhitecture college but(as you all guessed:) I did not have no more money ,After I got back to my town I started to work 3d models and soon start to work in arhitectural company (still there)makeing 3d projects and before one year formfonts engaged me to work for them,...and then I got here:)
Croatia is small but beautifull land that has sea,hot summers,cold winters and great soccer team:)


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#7 posted 09-27-2007 12:06 PM

and you have a sense of humour I see :)

Your life journey, thus far, is fascinating. Thank you for sharing!

I adore the little wood hut !!
Your skills are amazing

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 09-27-2007 03:23 PM

Personally, I’d love to hear about the one thing you DO make in wood – didgeridoos. I got a chance to play around with one on a camping trip a few years ago; I’d love to know how they’re made.

-- Ethan,

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Ivica Valjak

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#9 posted 09-27-2007 06:33 PM

Well I play didgeridoo.Currently I play on plastic one(fat plastic) long 2 meters it has deeper sound.Well since we dont have ants that aborigins have.For thoose people who dont know about that aborigins put the agava wood in sand where are thoose ants and they eat everything inside.Mostly and easiest way is to cut wood in half and with electric hand saw you first make few cuts so it is easier to make hole inside ,after you make hole then you connect them with(it can be wood glue)but best is epoxy glue wich is hard to find in my country.also it is important that inside didgeridoo in hole you put isolation.this is also made with epoxy.Currently my friend and I have two agava woods about 1,70 meters and we are planing to make them whitout cutting it in half.Best suggestion to do is to take gun and fire few bullets through(joke he he :)We will take one tin metal pipe and stick it in drill and try to make it that way.I hope this is helpfull


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#10 posted 09-27-2007 08:18 PM

I have a didgeridoo .. can’t make much of a sound with it,, but it looks nice sitting in the corner!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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