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...
I officially renamed our virtual LJ city to LumberJockVille. It’s so funny so far…. I couldn’t resist to repost the discussion here ;) [23/12] Martin: Welcome to our brand new LumberJocks City![23/12] Jamie: Hey Martin! Pretty neat… Reminds me of the old sim city![23/12] ToyGuy: Martin: there is a spot in the back there I want for my new shop; THANKS ![23/12] Mot: I need a free standing shop! Thanks for the space![23/12] Buckskin: This ought to be the most creative...
Dan has invited us to his virtual mini city Galoottonia. I found it pretty cool and fun… and decided to establish virtual city for all LumberJocks ;) Each visit increases the population. To become a new inhabitant just click on this link http://lumberjocks.myminicity.com. Let’s see how our virtual LJ city grows and prosper. I will keep you updated in this blog series.
I have always been a big fan of the art deco style and early 20th century skyscrapers so I decided to combine both for inspiration for my virtual table design. After plowing through tons of images I found a really great art deco mirror from the 1930’s that really inspired me for the tabletop..For the leg inspiration I used my favorite skyscraper ever designed The Empire State Building!...So this is it..my Art Deco Empire State Dining Table! The material is tiger maple and wenge. The top...
Not far south of my ancestral homeland (one of them anyhow, as Americans tend to be from lots of places) on the French side of the English Channel – near the Blanchard Straights in fact, you’ll find Mont Saint Michel, a tidal penninsula on the Breton/Norman border. Constructed under, as well as commissioned by ancestors of mine (the Dukes of Normandy – future kings of England – and their forefathers, I feel a connection to the island, turned tidal penninsula, turned...
I should know better… yet I’m sitting here anyway, browsing through a gazillion web pages – mostly google image serches, trying to find the “right” model for my Sketchup table. Trolling through virtual albums of places I’ve visited and lived. Places that resonate with me. I’ve hit my (real) photo albums so many times for countless projects (College and post) that I’ve got them all but memorized – and bled dry. I should just give it a re...
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