Reply by drcodfish

  • Advertise with us

Posted on to Sketch Up or not to Sketch Up ...

View drcodfish's profile


124 posts in 952 days

#1 posted 03-08-2016 05:20 AM

Thanks for all the helpful responses everyone. I will definitely download the free version, probably this weekend (working late most nights this week) and see if I can make something of it. Funny how some of your comments are ahead of my thinking.

I dimensioned some stock for part of this desk over the weekend and cut pieces long just to account for trimming to fit. Of course I didn’t consider that a lot of this construction relies on mortise and tenon joinery (mission style furniture). So glad I left things long. That is the sort of thing I believe sketch up would be a great help with. I looked at the wudworx add in and of course zeroed in on the M&T section, I can see how this would really cut down on having to think through the joinery for every piece.

Jbrow, don’t think I discounted your post; I had one brief brush with CAD some years ago and found it a little over my head, well actually way over my head. I assume it has been simplified some in 10+ years, and I certainly have better computer skills than I did back then, but you know how it is, once bitten twice shy.

Again thanks for all your frank opinions, that’s what I like most about this place: encouragement leavened with honesty.

-- Dr C

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