Hi everyone – this post is more of a basic check-in than a large amount of progress. The build date on this project is still not set purely because I have other projects of higher priority. Specifically, I have a Gamble House dining room table and chairs to build. So anyway. This project will be pushed along through the design process whilst that one is playing out with perhaps a degree of crossover on when it will happen. Perhaps spring 2015? Based on my observations of the original...
I’ve been searching for powerful CAD/CAM software that is affordable/free. I finally found it in Fusion 360 from Autodesk. They offer a full featured parametric 3D modeling software with integrated CAM. The integrated CAM makes the CAM parametric to the geometry as well. Currently, there is only a single product in the family which is free for personal/hobby use (yes legally). The full featured version is $300/year now. Come November 8, 2014, they will be offering a standard version ...
Hello everyone. Today I have the first video on how to draw a raised panel trunk in ecabinets. In this video I will take you step by step in installing the stretchers that will be the rails and stiles as well as the raised panels for the trunk. Check it out and let me know what you think. Raised Panel trunk part1http://youtu.be/1APWzj5kZnc
New to Lumberjocks. Wanting to learn how to work with wood and make useful things or at least something that looks cool. I have a mechanical design and drafting background and I usually use 3D solid modeling software to make models for use in creating drawing packages. What can I expect from this site?
I’m thinking of using cherry wood. The curve on the head and foot board are inspired by John McAlevey”s bed in Fine Woodworking Magazine #84. What do you think?
Cabinet Circumcision, Virtual and in Reality The entire cabinet is veneer covered particle board and is heavy. There were four screws in the bottom, four screws in the top, three screws in the back, and six staples holding each of the dividers (perhaps a little overkill?). The hardware was not added to the model to keep the model count below 60 as that is a limit for the free version of Creo. The cabinet top and bottom were doweled to the sides with eight dowels in each edge. Figure 8...
Our 17 year old tabby cat went to the happy hunting grounds last fall, and we decided to console everyone with what else…. a pair of kittens. A brother and sister….. too cute. They soon took to sitting in the window sill near where the bird feeders are hung and the plan was hatched for a kitty condo. I surfed the web with Google images to fill my head with hundreds of ideas, expecting to make the typical carpet lined sono-tube on a pole…. but then came across this des...
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 ...
I’ve been planing on making a book case for a spare room in my house for awhile now. This contest was great in getting me to focus and finally finish the design. If you’re familiar with the Greene brothers and the Gamble house, you’ll see a lot of the design for this book case comes from the smaller of the two living room book cases.It’s a good size to fit into a guest bedroom. Besides holding books, I also want the piece to hide a small server computer, DSL router, eth...
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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