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Blog series by PurpLev updated 01-08-2013 03:00 PM 10 parts 40156 reads 80 comments total

Part 1: The Original Incra Jig

02-17-2009 03:51 AM by PurpLev | 6 comments »

while working and designing my router table I noticed that there are no Incra Models on Sketchup 3D Warehouse at all. I do not have any of the LS positioner systems, and would have liked to have a 3D model version to incorporate into my design and see how it would work with different sizes table tops… I do however have the Original Incra Jig, and figured I could model it out, and put it on 3D Warehouse for anyone that might be interested in it, and could use it in their designs. so w...

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Part 2: Incra Right Angle Fixture

02-18-2009 04:24 PM by PurpLev | 1 comment »

Also added the Right Angle Fixture if anyone needs it for modeling purposes. this is the fixture that comes with the Original Incra Jig. I believe that there is a slightly different fixture for the LS positioner fences

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Part 3: Woodpecker's Router Table Plate

03-03-2009 08:06 PM by PurpLev | 6 comments »

This is a model for the Woodpecker’s router table plate sized 9-1/4” x 11-3/4”. it is the same size for all their lift/non lift plates, also same size for the pinnacle plates, Jessem plates, and incra plates that are 9-1/4”x11-3/4” in size. the material width is 3/8” but can be modified to fit other materials. (although it is advertised as 9-1/4”x11-3/4” is it slightly different – I think the margin of error is in the 1/1000 range. but ...

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Part 4: Lee Valley/Veritas Tail Vise Screw Hardware

07-09-2009 05:04 AM by PurpLev | 7 comments »

Now that I received the tail vises for my workbench, I have modeled them in Sketchup so that I can play around with it for a more precise location and drilling plans before I have to physically deal with the heavy top material. This model is design to be light and fast, and as such does not go into vast details such as screw spirals etc. Instead it is designed to be used for measurements and sizing, both in terms of the actual hardware measurements and shapes, and screw hole locations. ...

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Part 5: Incra 17" LS Positioner System

01-26-2010 04:28 PM by PurpLev | 10 comments »

Finally got the fence and was able to model it out last night. I wish I had the opportunity to do this earlier, or at least have this model before I cut the hole in my router table top for the router plate as based on this fence I would have liked to put it 2.5” more to the front. but. 2.5” is not that critical, and I could move the fence backwards if needed. hope this can help someone else: this is not a production model, but just a model to help visualize and design a ro...

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Part 6: WWX Dovetails Plugin for SketchUp - It's Official!

02-22-2010 02:31 AM by PurpLev | 15 comments »

I have finally been able to bring this plugin to the state at which I’m happy with it, and feel comfortable publishing it. here is a quick preview of what the plugin looks like, and what it can do: EDITED: MOVIE HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH HIGHER QUALITY VERSION: The plugin is offered for sale (not pitching it, just stating a fact). I’ve created a website to host and manage the plugin which can be found here: WUDWORX plugins page Where you can also find a tutorial page...

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Part 7: Another Joinery Plugin - Presenting M&T This time around

06-23-2010 03:45 AM by PurpLev | 9 comments »

Next in line, the WWX M&T Plugin is now officially available! I’m happy to finally bring this new plugin to a polished state. here is a quick preview of what the plugin looks like, and what it can do: The plugin is available here: WUDWORX plugins page Where you can also find a tutorial page which shows how to install, configure, and use the plugin. the Tutorial can be found here: WWX M&T Plugin Tutorial Page Special Thanks to Jojo and DaveR for providing feed...

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Part 8: Other things are out there

07-17-2010 09:14 AM by PurpLev | 8 comments »

I was playing with Bonzai3D lately, and must say that the workflow and the built-in basic functionality of the app blows me away more and more. Before I used SketchUp I used Alias|Wavefront Maya (now owned by Autocad’s Autodesk) but Maya is designed for animation and film work and was seriously lacking when it comes to product design. Working with Bonzai feels like home with all the benefits of design elements plus so much more. The only thing I’m missing in Bonzai3d are the pl...

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Part 9: Wudworx Board Maker Plugin

08-12-2010 10:34 PM by PurpLev | 14 comments »

OK, so it all started when I was trying to write a blog to post as a tutorial for people starting out with SketchUp. halfway into the blog, I decided that a video would probably be easier for me, and easier for others. so I stopped the blog, and started capturing the video. Halfway through the capture I figured that I probably will need to go a little more basic and a bit more in detail in order to be more clear about certain things that I do – so I stopped the video. Then it hit me ...

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Part 10: The Drill Guide

01-08-2013 03:00 PM by PurpLev | 4 comments »

I’ve had this one on the back burner for a …while… but with family etc never had time to finalize it properly until now, but am very excited with what this one can do. what is it? It’s a new plugin for SketchUp (no longer Google SketchUp as they sold it to Trimble). This one is for making/drilling holes. consider it a cordless drill or sorts combined with one of those shelving pins drilling jigs to align and distribute holes in a straight line at even spacing. ...

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