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Ammo Can 2.0 #1: sketchup drawing of the ammo can

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Blog entry by M1ni0n posted 05-17-2009 05:43 AM 3118 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is the google sketchup drawing of what is in the works for another one of my Marines that is leaving. I designed this one bigger than the last one. The only thing I am not fond of is, I am having a hard time printing my plans from sketchup. It appears to only print pictures of the drawing which do not always help. But anyway I have alreay began milling and cutting the lumber for this one. I will post some pics of that later.

-- Jason



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#1 posted 05-17-2009 05:59 AM

Hey Jason your one step ahead of me I can’t make the drawings.

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#2 posted 05-17-2009 07:44 AM

I will say that sketchup does help visualize your project better where hand drawing or autocad does not. It is worth the time to check out.

-- Jason

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#3 posted 05-17-2009 07:49 AM

I tried my hand at it but I cant grasp the computer thing

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#4 posted 05-18-2009 06:24 AM

DaveR,

I guess what I mean is that I am not used to having to export a jpg of the “screen shot” in skecthup and in turn printing that out as my plans. I would think that there is a way to take what I have drawn in 3D and transfer it to a 2D format. This is where I am showing my ignorance to sketchup. I learned how to draw 2D in autocad and it is very helpful in plans but not so much in visualizing what I am trying to build. But as I am ready to build, I am finding that the 2D plans from autocad are more of importance to me. But I do not want to draw this thing twice, once in sketchup to visualize the project and once in autocad for plans.

I guess I would need to know how to print a view from the X, Y, and Z axis of the sketchup drawing.

This I have yet to figure out.

Thanks for the help.

-- Jason

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M1ni0n

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#5 posted 05-19-2009 04:18 AM

Dave,

Thanks for the help on this. I will have to give that a try with the 2d projections. I figured there was a way to do it but I did not know what magic button to press.

But I think you really hit the nail on the head by talking about what the pro version does. I have created layouts in AutoCAD so I had multiple views and text and I was able to print that out and it made pretty good plans to work with. I guess I am going to have to try and get the pro version to exactly what I would like to do.

Thanks for the clarification. Now I do not feel like I am bumping around a dark room looking for the door with my eyes closed. Thats how I felt when I first started using sketchup.

Jason

-- Jason

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#6 posted 05-24-2009 05:37 PM

Hello Son, I see you are learning from the pros now, thats good. At least I got you started in the right direction, working with wood. I just hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Keep up the good work till later. Dad

-- JohnB.,Miami, Fl.

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M1ni0n

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#7 posted 05-26-2009 02:50 AM

Well I see I have grabbed the attention of the man that got me into this mess. Hello to you Dad, and I hope you enjoy the build of this project. It should be going fast from now because I am on a time line that I cannot change. The problem with making going away gifts is the person you are making it for is going away, the question you have to ask yourself as the craftsman, “Is your gift going with them, or in the mail?”

Anyway, I am bad about taking progress pictures, but I grabbed a few while I was waiting to get up the nerve to begin cutting the dovetails. Here are a few of the box with the cherry splines in it. The inside of the box is done and finished with shellac. It has the desert marpat camo pattern in it as did the last one. I also have one pic of the lid just laying on there and cut to final dimension. It is just waiting for the dovetails.

I still have not made a decision on what to finish the outside with yet. I am leaning towards shellac, but I can always do brush on Deft lacquer. Don’t know yet.

Well questions or comments are always welcome.

paduak ammo can 1!paduak ammo can 2!!

-- Jason

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#8 posted 05-26-2009 02:57 AM

Here are the other two pics.

paduak ammo can 3

paduak ammo can 4

-- Jason

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#9 posted 05-26-2009 02:58 AM

Not sure why the pictures are coming out wierd. It is only showing half of the above pics. Hope to fix that next time. Sorry.

-- Jason

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#10 posted 05-26-2009 03:30 AM

Thank you. As you can see I was busy this weekend. We also have the new batch of officer candidates on deck as of this weekend and things are quite hectic at work. We will busy for the next twelve weeks. Oh joy! But woodworking must go on!

-- Jason

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