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Sketchup Challenges #1: Dovetail Galore

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Blog entry by PurpLev posted 02-14-2010 05:10 AM 1647 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Sketchup Challenges series Part 2: Not much of a challenge - more of a conceptual enlightenment »

So, I figured I’d try something new, and was working on something involving sketchup.

While playing around, I came up with this obscene piece which has various dovetails of different angles, spacings, sizes, and all (even has 1 box joint extrusion which is a dovetail at 0 degree angles), Dovetails Galore:

dovetail galore test

This is really more of a test piece/art than anything useful for woodworking, but the challenge is this – how fast can you model this in SU?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.



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#1 posted 02-14-2010 05:14 AM

Looks tough.

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#2 posted 02-14-2010 05:35 AM

with a cnc plugin – I doubt it would take me very long ;)

here’s another one, with angled faces that are not on the x,y,z axis:

another test

I’m curious how long, and how much work it would take to make this with the dovetail plugin Dave? rough estimation will suffice.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 02-14-2010 05:50 AM

both ‘models’ (if you can call them that…) where done in less than a minute.

no need to actually ‘give it a shot’. guesstimation is more than enough. just trying to get an idea of whether I’m onto something worthy, or not. thanks for the input.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#4 posted 02-14-2010 05:51 AM

where do you get the dovetail plugin?

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#5 posted 02-14-2010 06:05 AM

Dave, I just found that post, I promise to keep updated from now on :) Thanks!

Sharon?

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#6 posted 02-14-2010 11:10 PM

my models were made with a new dovetail plugin tool that I wrote which draws the dovetails on existing models based on given parameters that are kept between sessions.

I’ll post more info shortly when I have things set up for it.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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