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V8 Degree wedge powered workbench #8: The Sketchup ....Worth Waiting For

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Blog entry by shipwright posted 665 days ago 4790 reads 17 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: Installing the Leg Vise and Finishing up. Part 8 of V8 Degree wedge powered workbench series Part 9: Logo Offer »

When I started thinking about this bench I did a sketchup to organize my ideas before I started building. This is a real switch for me but I have to admit it was kind of fun and clearly made building easier. That sketchup however was not really good enough to give someone unfamiliar with all the thought processes a simple plan to follow.

Realizing that several people may actually want to build it I decided that a better SU was in order so I asked LJ resident Sketchup Master, Rance, if he could clean it up for me and make it a better template from which to build the bench. He did so much more.

Here is a complete SU with features I didn’t even know existed, detailed to the fine points, courtesy of Rance.

Thank You Rance !!

I think that now anyone can easily build this bench with the blog and the SU in conjunction. It should be a piece of cake.

Just a couple of photos of the bench and vise in actual use on a real project. I’ve been using it for a week now and I still like it. There are times when operating the leg vise that I could use another hand but there are ways around the obstacles and I don’t think I would have fared better with a screw vise.

As always questions, comments and critiques are welcome although this time around, if they are SU specific, I will ask Rance to answer them.

Don’t expect any quick answers from me, I’m going sailing for a few days but will answer what I can when I get back


Thanks for looking in.

Paul

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/



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SPalm

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#1 posted 665 days ago

Very nice Paul and Rance.
That is a very complete model.

Thanks to both of you,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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sandhill

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#2 posted 665 days ago

WOW that awsome! Nice job both of you.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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stefang

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#3 posted 665 days ago

I would like to see it, but the SU drawing didn’t show on my screen. The photos and text were ok, so it makes me think something was inadvertently removed.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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DIYaholic

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#4 posted 665 days ago

SU file downloaded!!!

I’m not sure when/if I will build this same bench, but there are great features that could be utilized in other future projects.

Thank you Shipwright, for such a fantastic design!
Thank you Rance, for taking the time to “clean up” the SketchUp model!

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

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Jorge G.

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#5 posted 665 days ago

It’s official shipwright, when I grow up I want to be like you… :-) I am still in love with the Ooops piece.

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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GrandpaLen

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#6 posted 665 days ago

Paul,
The ‘SHIPWRIGHT V8* BENCH & WEDGE VICE COMBO’ is indeed brilliant.

Thanks for sharing your Designs, Ingenuity, Engineering and Expertise.
Your Blogs, Photos and Tutelage are, as always, spot on.

Rance,
Your SU capabilities are ‘over the top’.
Thanks for sharing them with those of us that are SU/dimensionally challenged.

Best Regards – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 665 days ago

Paul and Rance_ You guys are both wizards. Thanks for posting this.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 664 days ago

I have a problem…
I have SU8. (and have it up & running when I try to “Download SU8 Model”
As soon as click “Download su8”, i get a message “Temporarily Moved to HERE” with Here LINKable.
I click on Here… and NOTHING happens… nada…

I don’t ever remember this problem before… Files have loaded, etc. & all is fine…
UNTIL NOW…
I can’t get anywhere!
HELP!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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rance

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#9 posted 664 days ago

Thank you all for the compliments about the SU rendering. Paul did a great job with his unique design as well as with this entire blog.

Paul, as I mentioned, I am honored that you would ask me to help you with this. It was not only challenging, but a lot of fun.

Joe, when I click on the link, it takes me to Google’s 3D Warehouse. From there, the download controls are what Google uses. Rather than downloading the file into SU via the browser, I suggest you try downloading the file to your computer, then open it up using SU.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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Joe Lyddon

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#10 posted 664 days ago

”Joe, when I click on the link, it takes me to Google’s 3D Warehouse. From there, the download controls are what Google uses. Rather than downloading the file into SU via the browser, I suggest you try downloading the file to your computer, then open it up using SU.

That’s exactly what I’ve been trying to do…

I click the “8” one… and instead of downloading the file, it displays a msg that it Has BEEN MOVED to Here… I click Here & it goes out to Lunch… nada / nothing!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Philip

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#11 posted 664 days ago

Thank you Paul and Rance! What a fantastic bench and very well “sketch-up’d”. Hats off to you gentlemen!

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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rance

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#12 posted 663 days ago

Thanks Joe.

Joe, If you open SU, try going to the 3D Warehouse and then search for “8 degree workbench”. You should be able to find Paul’s bench and load it from there. Please try this completely away from your regular browser and let us know if this helps.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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Joe Lyddon

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#13 posted 663 days ago

Rance,

That did it!

KEY = “Please try this completely away from your regular browser”

Thank you very much!

It’s cool the way you have various sections in a line…
... I got each one of them centered in screen then, I added an Animated Scene of each Section…
... now, it’s real easy to get to each section FAST…

You did a Super Wonderful job on it! Thank you very much!

Awesome job!
Awesome Project!
Awesome Rance!
Awesome Paul! (I’m curious of Paul’s hat size now! LOL )
Awesome LumberJocks!

Thanks again!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Jack Barnhill

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#14 posted 663 days ago

Thank you, Paul and Rance.

Paul, for building a unique bench and sharing it with us. And, for putting in the time and effort to record the videos, write the blog, create the original SU models and sharing it all with us.

Rance, for fine tuning and rendering the SU models.

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow -- www.BarnhillWoodworks.com

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Roz

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#15 posted 663 days ago

This just keeps getting better! Now if I can get Paul to build my bench….

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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