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Blog entry by Bob Babcock posted 05-27-2007 03:56 AM 8965 reads 8 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I wanted a way to share the Sketchup blog I’ve been doing at Fine Woodworking with my friends here at LJ. While I can’t post the commentary because of contractual stuff with FWW (you should all subscibe anyway…it’s a great resource) I can let you know when I’ve posted another video tutorial on brightcove.com. All you’ll need to do is go to brightcove .com and either search for me…treefarmer…or sketchup…(there are lots of others there as well). You can also search woodworking for some other interesting tutorials

I’ll also be happy to answer questions that folks have using Sketchup.

I do plan on continuing this blog here as well to answer any questions as best I can.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org



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#1 posted 05-27-2007 04:06 AM

AWESOME!!! AWESOME!!! AWESOME!!! I love sketchup but I struggle with it. I can’t wait to go there and look at those tutorials…why am I wasting time finishing typing this senten….......

-- 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 05-27-2007 04:10 AM

Lol….I thought all Festoolians could simply suck the knowledge from others ie; the Vulcan mind meld….

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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#3 posted 05-27-2007 04:57 AM

Bob -

I like SketchUp as well. I am a subscriber to FFW online – do I just need to do an author search to find your tutorials?

Watch ou – I here Mot has a super power that allows him to reach out over the internet so that mind meld thing may not be a joke! LOL

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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#4 posted 05-27-2007 05:22 AM

Oooo…foreshadowing…a drop in the pond of what is to come, buried in the comments of another topic…a riddle wrapped in an enigma! LOL…Bob, we can suck the knowledge from others, but we have to buy a systainer to put it in first! LOL…I have enjoyed what I have seen so far. Thanks for taking the time to do this!

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

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#5 posted 06-05-2007 08:43 PM

Bob
Thanks for your comments here and on FWW. I subscribe to FWW and the new Sketchup information there has been fantastic in helping me create plans. I would like to ask a general question here before I re-invent the wheel though…

Have you or anyone here ever seen a generic “drawer slide” component? I suppose that it seems like sacrilege to some, but I am planning a desk and credenza for my wife and I would love to be able to actually include the drawer slides in my exploded view to help her see exactly what she will be getting before I finalize the plans.

If I have to I suppose I can create the component, but since google and yahoo searches have proven fruitless I had to take a chance and ask here before I bite the bullet.

Again, your comments, advice, and expertise are greatly appreciated.

-- Never let your hobby become a job... Only do what you love to do.

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#6 posted 06-06-2007 06:54 PM

Hi Utah,

I haven’t seen any. It’s not the kind of thing you would normally see in a library of components unless the manufacturer has created them. You’ll be seeing that happen (already started with many items) with almost everything. Most manufacturers already design in 3D. It would be simple for them to make a library available.

You might try the manufacturers website….you’ll need exact dimensions anyway.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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#7 posted 06-07-2007 06:25 AM

Thanks a ton, Bob. I learned something about healing after intersecting. I was fighting with that on one of my sketches and now I can just get it whipped out. Wonderful!

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#8 posted 11-01-2007 05:22 PM

Bob, I am not a subscriber to brightcove and when I go to the sight, I get lost! Can you point me to where exactly I look on there for your posts? Thanks and the sketchup videos I have seen are a great help!

-- Bill

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#9 posted 03-25-2008 03:35 AM

Sorry but the brightcove site no longer is live as a free site. I’ll post them on youtube sometime soon. My name on youtube is Capesup

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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#10 posted 03-25-2008 10:42 AM

Bob, my friend,
Please do us left coasters a favor and observe the following . . .
“Drawing” as you will note from the spelling has only one “R”
“Start” HAS an “R”
Drawing not “DRaaaaaRRRRRRRRRRRRRng”
Start not “Stot”
I friggin stottid this drawerng in free dee . . .

Also, it is not o.k. to add an “R” to any word ending in an “A”. It’s AreA not areaR, ideA not ideaR. . .
this will save a lot of confusion in the areaner or understandering(er)

regards,
henry higgins
elocutionist

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#11 posted 03-26-2008 02:55 AM

LOl…I’ve heard that before at times. I lived in Calif. for a short time in the 70’s and heard no end of comments. In our defense the country did begin its path to independance here on the right (as in correct) coast so all others should follow our lead.

My brother tells a funny story of while he was in the Navy. A close friend of his was from Tennessee with his own version of an accent. One day they were discussing the difficulty they were have communicating. My brother says (in his best Boston accent)

Brother: What we need is a translatah!
Friend: A whuuuut?
Brother: A translatah!
Friend: A whuuuut?
Brother: Nevahmind!

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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#12 posted 03-26-2008 12:56 PM

and Americans make fun of Canadians when they say “about” .. lol

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#13 posted 03-27-2008 01:05 AM

yes MsD, here in Cali “about” is worn on “afoot”

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#14 posted 03-27-2008 02:08 AM

I cant count how many things I’ve learned from your vids…..Great job!

JC

-- Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. -Carl Sagan

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#15 posted 03-27-2008 12:38 PM

haha grumpy!! :)

that’s funny, “eh” :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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