For my Introduction to Woodworking class, we have a “final project” that we choose ourselves. Given that I’m learning to use hand tools, I’ve decided to make a handplane cabinet. In my latest blog entry, I show how I use Google (now Trimble) SketchUp to create the design and the use of layers and scenes to showcase the various parts of the design without duplicating any portion. This was based on information that I learned from Bob Lang in his article from Popular Woodworking. T...
Hey guys. Here is a little “L” bench I designed for my neighbor. He does not know how to use Google Sketchup so I offered to help him with that, as long as he lets me help him build it! :) :) A pretty generic bench, but I think they look nice, so thought I’d share it with you guys. We plan on using pine and MDF as it will all be painted anyways. The top will be 2 lift off lids (for storage underneath) that will sit inside the frame, recessed. We will make a couple th...
Hey guys. Just fooling around tonight. Found this Clamp here on Lumberjocks. Thought I’d make a Google Sketchup file for it. Anyone need any Google Sketchup Designs just let me know and I’ll see if I can help you! (if you want the file for this clamp, just PM me and I’ll send it to you through email) Make sure to check out the other blogs in this series – if there are any templates you can’t seem to figure out how to draw (on the compu...
Okay, I’ve spent the whole weekend working on a design for an entertainment center, you know, rather than actually cutting wood. It sucks. At the urging of a lot of people, I have decided to start learning how to use Sketchup. So here’s my proposal: help! I’ve read countless postings about Sketchup. I have watched countless videos. I’m overwhelmed and confused. I’m a 2D guy caught in a 3D world. Please, someone: make it simple! If you like to write and woul...
I’m thinking about making some Nutcrackers from a viewer project on http://thewoodwhisperer.com/nut-cracker-viewer-project-of-the-week/ for stocking stuffers, Marc does not have a drawing. Any Google SketchUP experts out there that would like to try making a plan to post?
Ok.. here goes We have a big addition to our house.. “the Green Room” Our house is kinda old (build in early 1920’)and the previous owners put a pool in (hoot) and then build a goofie kinda “sun Room” to get to the pooland they painted it a dark “forrest green” thus its name. The room is not “flush” with the existing front or back of the original house, it juts in a few feet on each side, about 4 or so in the back and about 8 in t...
Hopefully this works. I did a very short video on how to use the protractor tool to make a mitered corner. It’s a rather feeble attempt—I’m not sure why my voice is ahead of the video action. But it is what it is. Hopefully it will be helpful. Thanks for looking.
Google Sketchup - Come Along for the Ride #29: Trinket box - I'm bored - so I thought I'd try my hand at designing a box - protractor tool
I’m sure this won’t be any great shakes – but I thought I’d try my hand at making a simple trinket box that I could maybe, possibly, in the near future——someday make. OK—- so I’m feeling a little sorry for myself—- it’ll pass. Any how – this will give me the opportunity to play around a little bit with the protractor tool and once I get a lid on—the rotator tool to move the lid up and down. Another thing I want to explore...
Or as done as it’s going to be. So here’s the finish up. The last entry had me down to the drawers and putting in the bottom. This shot shows where I put in some guidelines to set the bottom. I hide the side so I could see where to guide the bottom. I also tried to do the move by using the x-ray function (found under view on the program’s menu bar). You can see here where I moved the bottom in – notice the inference dot. The next two shots j...
I’m still working on this project and the drawers are coming closer. As with anything there are numerous ways to get to the same destination. DaveR, who has the patience of a saint, has been trying to show me how to do this project. See this entry http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/Betsy/blog/5575 I’ve been struggling with this technique – not sure why – but it is what it is. Long and short I came up with an alternate method that probably won’t work if I were ...
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