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Blog series by spaids updated 05-12-2010 07:36 PM 8 parts 15568 reads 45 comments total

Part 1: The Barrister Bookcase

04-06-2009 07:12 PM by spaids | 1 comment »

This is a bookcase from Popular woodworking. The plans are available from their website for free as well as the sketchup model. I did the model myself before I realized there was one on the 3D warehouse. I found the model they posted is a little bit lacking. They didn’t bother with the chamfers and all the brass pins needed for the design. I tried to make this model a complete as possible. I did get lazy when it came to the pocket holes. I think I might eventually create a model ...

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Part 2: Accent Table

04-06-2009 07:18 PM by spaids | 1 comment »

This idea has been in my head for about a year. I started woodworking a year and a half ago. I’ve been sitting with this idea for so long I’m not sure if its MY design or if this is someone else’s. I’ve searched for this table online with no luck and I honestly don’t remember where the idea came from or if its my original idea so I’ll be taking credit for it unless I am corrected.

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Part 4: Candle holder

06-05-2009 01:16 AM by spaids | 1 comment »

This is the candle holder center piece featured in woodsmith magazine. You’ve seen this many time on lumberjocks. If you haven’t made one yet, like me, here is the sketchup to help you on your way.

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Part 5: Easiest tappered legs ever

09-23-2009 04:01 PM by spaids | 10 comments »

I was doing tapered legs with the follow me tool. It was quick to do tapers and chamfers like that but a light bulb went on in my head a couple minutes ago. With auto fold, tapered legs can be done in a single step as you draw the legs without extra work. First: draw the leg down from the table to the point where the taper should start. Second: draw a rectangle on the bottom of the leg that is the size and in the location of the finished tapered leg. EDIT Then just pull it (oop...

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Part 6: Sketchup Challenge

12-11-2009 05:27 PM by spaids | 8 comments »

I’m no DaveR so this might not be that tough of a challenge. I had not done any sketchup in a while so I just wanted to keep myself sharp. This a quick little Christmas project that I cut out of scraps of 2×4’s. I didn’t event the idea but I did do my own little sketch to work with. You can find my project and the scanned sketch here.

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Part 7: Sketchup Challenge

12-17-2009 10:33 PM by spaids | 11 comments »

Lets see your Sketchup Chess Pieces. I’ll start with a Knight.

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Part 8: Kerfmaker

05-12-2010 07:36 PM by spaids | 10 comments »

I’ve started a rough sketchup of a homemade version of the Bridge City Kerfmaker that I plan to build. You can get the sketchup “here”. (link removed… Read the thread for details) If anyone wants to improve this then please do and let us all know where we can get it.

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