LumberJocks

From SketchUp Design to Reality #1: Flip Top Mobile Base

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by gillyd posted 02-01-2012 03:53 PM 1310 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of From SketchUp Design to Reality series no next part

I have learned this wonderful tool that you all know and love called SketchUp. In fact I am very addicted to it. Being a computer scientist/mathematician I relate very well to modelling tools. It was simple enough to learn it in a day and put this model together. Its very fun creating your own model that you design and putting it in a 3D modelling tool.

So I decided that I needed to build a few of these mobile bases as I only have a one stall garage shop (you know, the wife stuck me in there). I will build one for my planer and one for my mitre saw.

If you would like to download it, it is out in the 3D warehouse. It is 100% compliant with CutList, with example materials that you can change if you want.

This is a general view of it.

X-Ray view.

If you want to download the SketchUp model, go to the 3D Warehouse and use this as your search criteria

Flip Top Mobile Tool Base – Version 2 – Woodworking

Next entry: begin work!



2 comments so far

View DIYaholic's profile (online now)

DIYaholic

13623 posts in 1341 days


#1 posted 02-01-2012 04:34 PM

I would love to design all my stuff in SketchUp. I’m having such a difficult time learning SketchUp that it is faster for me to hand draw at this point. I quess only trying it every other month does not help the learning curve.

Nice rendering! I’m considering a “Flip Top” base, just need to figure out which machines call for it.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

View Ken90712's profile

Ken90712

14978 posts in 1855 days


#2 posted 02-01-2012 07:30 PM

Great job sketch-up it is a blast! I built one of these flip tops yrs. ago and use it daily. I orginally had my planer and Miter saw on it, however I recently chaned it over removeing the miter saw and putting my table top jointer on it instead. I didn’t design it however it was in a magazine.
Nice job.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase