Morris inspired chair #9: Frustration Sets In

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Blog entry by Bob Babcock posted 06-23-2007 05:22 AM 1820 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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OK…it’s official, I going crazy not being able to get to the chair. I’m up to my ears in a project at work, designing some improvements to two fish hatcheries, and a major water treatment project, all interesting, but it doesn’t get any sanding done or another coat of oil on the chair. Then today we had 11 new windows and a slider delivered. My son-in-law and I start tomorrow….again no chair. My Mom 85 years old just got her 1st computer, at my suggestion, a month ago. So of course I had to set it all up for her….... and the hard drive fails. Back to Best Buy…very quick exchange…pleased with the service (luckily it was just under a month). Again…no chair. Fun to see my Mom sending my brother an email though….can you say cognitive dissonance?

So close and yet so far.

Oh well…here a presentation video I did that will be part of a future blog on FWW. I still can’t believe that FWW is paying ME for content.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#1 posted 06-23-2007 06:01 AM

Bob – how will this be used on FWW? Blog on design? CAD?

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#2 posted 06-23-2007 06:15 AM

There are 3 of us doing a blog called Design, Click, Build. The focus is primarily Sketchup but I can also answer Autocad questions. I’ve been doing primarily Sketchup woodworking video tutorials. The next one will be using Sketchup for design presentation. If you subscribe to FWW online you can see them there. This is the least of reasons to subscribe to the online version. Extraordinary wealth of info…all the articles past and present in the magazine in PDF and lots of online extras. The other guys are very knowledgable as well.

If you don’t subscribe you can see them on Brightcove

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#3 posted 06-23-2007 06:16 AM

Cool, Bob!

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

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#4 posted 06-23-2007 06:32 AM

Yes. Very cool. I didn’t know it was just three of you doing D,C,B. That much more impressive. Keep it up! I enjoy it a great deal.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#5 posted 06-23-2007 08:15 AM

Fancy…. Is that just scenes set to play one after the other?

How is the color coming in the sun?

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#6 posted 06-23-2007 01:07 PM

Life has a way of getting too busy, that’s for sure. I was wondering why I haven’t seen any new postings on that great chair that you built. Congratulations, again on your work with FWW.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#7 posted 06-24-2007 04:53 AM

Yeah Giz…It’s just a straight Sketchup animation. I’ll be adding the steps to create it as part of the tutorial…I’ll also title it and add audio.

The color is great…it really brought out more depth. Very nice….the figure really shows. Thanks for the tip.

We got the slider all installed today. Just need to finish the interior trim. My son-in-law does nice work…who knew?

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#8 posted 06-24-2007 05:36 AM

I do have the FWW online subscription…I’ll check this out at some point!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#9 posted 06-27-2007 05:38 PM

Bob -

Very cool! I have enjoyed your SketchUp tutorials.


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#10 posted 07-07-2007 03:12 AM

Bob…oh Sketchup master…
That’s awesome man. I hope to someday get that proficient in Sketchup.

Not only did you do a great job of representingit virtually, you also did an amazing job building it!!! Inspriational for me. Thanks a bunch.

-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY -

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