Sketchup 3D Tool Models #1: Sketchup Tool Models

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Blog entry by WoodScrap posted 06-13-2010 06:09 PM 2586 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m sure I am just missing the posts on this subject but thought maybe somone could sedn me in the right direction. I am buying a new house which has enough room on the lot to build a stand alone shop (good planning, huh?) if any money is left over from the house. I want to start designing the shop and although I am an experienced CAD user I am new to Sketchup and would like to save myself some time by using prebuilt models of standard woodworking tools. Can anyone point me to sketchup libraries which might have what I need? I have tried several links fomr older magazines but apparently they are no longer available.

Thanks for the help.


-- Rick -Tulsa

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#1 posted 06-13-2010 06:18 PM

Did you check the Google 3D warehouse?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 06-13-2010 06:34 PM

if your building a shop my thinking is WHAT ARE YOU DOING PLAYING ON THE COMPUTER?
get outside and grab a backhoe and start removing dirt to make your foundation..24×32 is a nice start with a 12’ ceiling… min of 10’....

-- Marius PG_BC_CA

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#3 posted 06-13-2010 06:58 PM

Daves got some great advice have to be careful with 3D warehouse models…but just with extreme details in general…no matter how bad ass your video card is, the more detailed you make your model the more the display performance will suffer. The newest release of SU is the best so far at handling detailed models. I try to put stuff like that on layers and turn it off when its not when I am working on the model…then turn them back on when I am rendering or grabbing screenshots…..won’t help with the file size but it does help keep the performance lag down to a minimum.


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#4 posted 06-13-2010 07:02 PM

There is a file out there that has some woodworking tools modeled in SU…I used to have a copy of it for download but nobody was downloading it so I took it down. If you want to PM me, I will take a look for it in my archive and I could email it to you. The details on the machines is basic, but the sizes are good enough to plan your space and make sure your clearances are correct.


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#5 posted 06-13-2010 07:31 PM

Marius has the best idea and his size is excellent. What he is trying to tell you is “put up the building then worry about the li’l details”. If you worry too much about the little details you could get sidetracked into details, details and more details and prolong the build. Don’t sweat the little details till the building is up. just put more than enough outlets all around the perimeter and in the middle hanging down from the ceiling. Be sure to include 220 voltage as well. When I built my 12 x 20 shed I put quad outlets every 8 ft. My wife said thats too many but they are all full now! Good luck with the build!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#6 posted 06-13-2010 07:57 PM

Bearpie…At least where me and DaveR are concerned, you are talking to two of the most detail oriented people! Me personally, I rarely nail two pieces of wood together without having a plan, and several detailed 3D models ;)

Dave…I know I have the files of the models..I dont remember if it had the infeed/outfeed areas but it was all the models.I will look in my archive I’m sure I still have it…


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#7 posted 06-14-2010 04:01 AM

just go ahead and do it, who needs a plan…

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