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3D Printed for Lumberjocks #3: Corner Center Tool

200 days ago by WispWoods | 5 comments »

Many complex shop tasks can be simplified with basic geometry. One good example is laying out an Octagon on the end of a square board. The math required to calculate the distance from the corner to the next point on the Octagon is more than I care to pursue. Luckily, through the magic of geometry we can easily mark of this distance with a compass. The only tricky part is getting the point of your compass to register into the corner of the board (This is especially tricky with dimensional l...

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3D Printed for Lumberjocks #2: Tiny Stanley

228 days ago by WispWoods | 1 comment »

Stanley must have been one heck of a woodworking super hero to have ALL those tools named after him. Personally, I can’t wait for the day when we can 3D Print tools. Then we can put our OWN names on them!! This project is a step in that direction. A 3D printed Stanley, er… make that David, No 4 handplane. This was printed in a material called “Alumide” at Shapeways. It is a mixture of plastic and aluminum. Super lightweight and fairly durable. While ...

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3D Printed for Lumberjocks #1: Drink Espresso in Style

228 days ago by WispWoods | 6 comments »

If there is one thing that gets me more excited than woodworking, it is 3D printing. My best days are when I can 3D print something that indulges the word nerd within. That is why I’m so excited to share this with you! I don’t own a 3D printer myself (I would buy an 8” jointer first). I rely on Shapeways to print my models for me. Something great that Shapeways also does is to allow people to offer their items for sale I have one of these cups from Shapeways and it...

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Visible Maze Design in progress!

402 days ago by mja979 | 2 comments »

I recently completed this proof of concept and soon will be making this design in some Maple Burl. I just need to a few more tools… LOL

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3D Stars #1: Program for Calculating Dimensions and Angles for 3D Stars

617 days ago by Aggie69 | 10 comments »

Have you ever seen a 3 Dimensional star that you really thought was pretty – perhaps on the side of a barn, in someone’s house, or even a Christmas decoration? As a woodworker you may have thought “I’d like to try making one like that.” When you research 3 dimensional (3D) stars on this forum or on the internet as a whole, you’ll be disappointed in what you find. If you’re lucky, you may find a project or two that talks about a specific sized star ...

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006: pallet wood cutting board #1: visualizing a cutting board in SketchUp

1605 days ago by Gary Fixler | 6 comments »

I got some good suggestions in my last post about what to do with this block that I glued up from mostly reclaimed red oak pallet wood: One of the ideas I liked best was an end grain cutting board. I realized I had pics of each side of the block, so I made a block in SketchUp of the same dimensions, then slapped on textures from those pictures. It looked like this: Now I could cut that up by drawing lines at the locations where I wanted the cuts, then using the push/pull tool t...

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American Hanging Cupboard #4: 3D Rendering/Texturing in Sketchup

1755 days ago by Mark D. | 4 comments »

So after the tip from Jack regarding Kerkythea I decided to download it and play around. I found some amazing wood textures at Arroway Textures of different wood species(they have a sample available for each species for non-commercial use) and started applying them to the model… below are some shots of the results. If you click on the exploded view it will open a large version rendered at the highest available pixel setting in Kerkythea. There are a few spots where the texture is app...

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Sketchup As A Woodworking Design Tool #3: How to make floor plans in Sketchup

2274 days ago by Brad_Nailor | 8 comments »

This is a quick little tutorial in response to Blake’s question on how to draw floor plans in 3D in Sketchup This is the quick and dirty methodFirst make an outline of the inside dimensions of the room Then select all the lines by clicking on them with the shift key held down Then use the offset tool and click on one of the selected lines, and offset it 4 or 6” whatever you want.. Then you should have a separate area where the walls are Then grab the push pull tool ...

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Get Published - Bookcase Challenge #2: Announcement

2339 days ago by Martin Sojka | 46 comments »

Ever wondered how to become published? How to see your unique creation on the pages of your favorite woodworking magazine? Well, now is your chance to achieve just that! We’ve partnered with Popular Woodworking magazine again to present a new, exciting challenge for all members of LumberJocks.com. (If you’re not a member, now is the time to join us!) This time it’s all about the bookcases. Everyone needs them. Are you ready to design a bookcase that catches the eyes of Popu...

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Sketchup As A Woodworking Design Tool #2: The Virtual Woodshop

2448 days ago by Brad_Nailor | 17 comments »

Hey everybody! I was just reading and responding to someones forum topic about shop design, and I remembered that a while ago I downloaded a Sketchup component library that contained models of most of the power equipment you would find in a wood shop. I got it from the downloads/components page of the old Sketchup (pre Google). I don’t remember who did the modeling but they graciously put it up there for anyone to download and use. Here is a couple of screen shots of the stuff thats in...

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