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Blog entry by childress posted 01-05-2010 10:32 AM 2285 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So awhile ago I was given a nice lot of wood. In that lot was a good size slab of myrtle for a coffee table. It measured about 20 X 36 X almost 3”

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I’ve been messing around with sketchup and have decided to make two tables. So, today I ripped the slab in half on the bandsaw. This way, I can resaw the two planks and get two bookmatched table tops

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After jointing and planing, I was amazed at how beautiful this wood is. ALOT of ray fleck in the quarter sawn (which is most of the slab) and definately going to make some beautiful tables.

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Next, I want to share with you some of the designs I’ve sketched up. Does anyone know how to post a sketchup drawing???

-- Childress Woodworks



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Richard

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#1 posted 01-05-2010 12:41 PM

Beautiful wood. I can’t wait for more details.

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Jimi_C

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#2 posted 01-05-2010 12:49 PM

You can export the sketchup model as an image. Go to File > Export > 2D Graphic… and save it as either a PNG or JPG (don’t use BMP or TIF, they’re huge).

-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"

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tucsoncyclist

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#3 posted 01-05-2010 03:37 PM

I keep hearing these stories of “given” wood. How come I am not on that list? I guess it is because I am in the desert and there aren’t any trees.

That is going to look sweet when it is done.

-- Marc - Tucson, AZ

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interpim

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#4 posted 01-05-2010 06:38 PM

looking good, as far as sketchup goes, Jimi has it right.

If you can’t figure out where it puts them, I think on my computer it puts all those pictures in the My Documents folder.

-- San Diego, CA

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#5 posted 01-06-2010 04:31 AM

I think you’re right interpim, ,it’s either My Documents, or the “My Pictures” folder in My Documents… one of the two :)

-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"

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