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A new shop in the making #6: The building progresses and sketch up is harnessed

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Blog entry by Bob #2 posted 05-30-2008 01:54 AM 2159 reads 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: The search for a framer - the struggle begins Part 6 of A new shop in the making series Part 7: The Eagle has landed! -We are beginning to frame »

I have now a deep loathing for Sketchup.
I managed to get a representation of my requirements by starting at 4:30 Am today and working the sketch up product to get a couple of renderings That my new framer can follow.
This guy seems reasonable and we should be on the site by Monday and done his part by Friday.
You can’t imagine the number of tiny stickies that crop up doing a job like this. It might as well be an apartment block.
At any rate to keep you posted, this is the reference that we will be using to shoot for a the finished shed.

The pictures make the shop look rather small but you must realize that the walls are at 10 feet tall rather than the traditional 8 foot and the roof is above that. It will give me room to swing a timber and at the same time allow for some lumber storage.

bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner



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rtb

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#1 posted 05-30-2008 02:08 AM

you may loath sketchup but from my viewpoint it looks like you have achived a great deal of sucess. I yet figured out how to draw a box. and anyone who can’t figure out this drawing needs to send his seeing eye dog back to framing school.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#2 posted 05-30-2008 02:14 AM

wow , looks like your getting the sketchup thing going pretty good ! looks great , how wide is your entry door ?

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#3 posted 05-30-2008 02:18 AM

Thanks for the comments guys.
I really wanted to show you the project warts and all in hope that somebody will follow my lead and jump right in with some ”talent”.
Mrtrimm I am usning a 36” man door for the opoening and planned o make myslef a cusoe door once the city has passed judgement on me. <g>

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#4 posted 05-30-2008 02:25 AM

ok i was wondering . i made a 10 in. panel and hinged it so it works like french doors for mine it works quite well thx bob good luck with the new crew

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#5 posted 05-30-2008 02:31 AM

Good looking drawing, I think you have it mastered. Good luck with your framer.

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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#6 posted 05-30-2008 02:36 AM

Good luck Bob.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#7 posted 05-30-2008 03:46 AM

Bob,

This looks pretty good. You have done a good job with mastering Sketchup. This is a plan that clearly delineates what you want in the shop design.

Good luck and have fun.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 05-30-2008 03:52 AM

You’ll love those 10 foot ceilings.

Looking good.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#9 posted 05-30-2008 04:25 AM

how close together are your studs on the walls, it seems like you have more than you’d need.

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#10 posted 05-30-2008 05:44 AM

Looking good Bob!

Lee

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#11 posted 05-30-2008 05:52 AM

Echo Gary. You will love the 10’ ceilings when you avoid the POP and shower of glass when you break a flourescent tube like I did! What’s the natural tendency when you hear a loud noise? Look toward it of course! And get a faceful of glass. ( I now have put mesh covers on those fixtures).

Glad things are coming together for you.

-- If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait until it's free! PJ O'Rourke

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#12 posted 05-30-2008 06:44 AM

Thnaks for the encouragement. I did a walk throuhg the plans with my Framer tonight and we ironed out a few wrinkles so I think we are ready to go now.

ZachM “how close together are your studs on the walls?”
I am running standard 16” centers . It probably looks odd with the higher ceilings.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#13 posted 05-30-2008 04:26 PM

Hey Bob. It’s probably too late now but check out this Sketchup plugin ww_kayak posted here . I tried it out and it is pretty slick. It makes framed walls, gabled roofs, windows and floors just by dragging the cursor.

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

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#14 posted 05-30-2008 08:12 PM

How the heck did I miss that!.
That’s the part that Google should buy for Sketchup!
By the time I built allthe components for my job I had about 6 hours into the lerning curve and 20 minutes productivity.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#15 posted 05-30-2008 09:52 PM

hey bob , dont feel too bad this is what i look like when trying to do sketchup ! lol

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