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Chainsaw Box Project Planning via Sketchup

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Blog series by ratchet updated 05-13-2013 01:06 PM 2 parts 5032 reads 9 comments total

Part 1: Planning vs Execution

04-01-2013 02:08 PM by ratchet | 5 comments »

Lately I’ve scratched my head and wondered why I didn’t do things a different way. Come to learn its because I did not plan it out beforehand. Tired of wasting wood and redoing projects so I’m committed to planning things out basically with Sketchup before putting blade to wood! Here are the basic shots of a box I need for my favorite chainsaw -a modified Echo CS-400 with an 18” blade. Its a screeamer and just goes and goes. I dispise the plastic boxes sold co...

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Part 2: The Finished Product - Chainsaw Box Sketchup and Planning to Execution

05-13-2013 01:06 PM by ratchet | 4 comments »

Well here it is, the “Chainsaw Box” nearly completed. It’s rock solid and lightweight! The maple cross members and interlocking design are the keys to its strength. It’s lightweight enough for me to carry by the handles fully loaded! No wheels needed. The finished project turned out failry close to the sketchup plan (see #1 in this blog series). IMO, doing the planning up front in Sketchup resulted in a better made project. Its stronger, looks better, and wasted far...

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