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#1 posted 09-11-2015 01:06 AM

Man I’d love some tips from you! Excellent work on that router bit. I struggle with curves and such.

I’m a novice still, learning as I go on my own.

Using sketchup (Free version.)

Easil for my wife I’m working on.

Guitar amp shell I’m also working on.

This was a prototype for a co-worker. He wanted a case to display his CD’. Ended up he didn’t like my price. Heh.

And a motor I was doing so I could find the placement for my lathe stand.

I’ve been doing it as another hobby for a few years. I really enjoy it. I thought about going to school for CAD.

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#2 posted 09-11-2015 01:15 AM

Very cool stuff.
I’m no expert, but can do enough to, get what I want. I’m using the free version as well.
I should have mentioned, (I edited above), I got the router bit from the 3D Warehouse. :(

It’s great to be able to see what your visioning and make any changes beforehand when you see something you don’t like.
Love the easel, looks great.

Thanks for sharing.

Future Chess Board??

Come on PurpLev, I know you have some good stuff!

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#3 posted 09-11-2015 02:25 AM

Mine is just simple stuff. No fancy angles. I still struggle with the “follow me” tool. :-(

Here are a few pics I submitted to a friend for a kitchen remodel. They want a breakfast bar added, new cabinets that surround the range, and modifications made to a cabinet for a new oven and microwave…with a custom drawer underneath and door above. The drawings were good enough to win the bid. :-)

Simple drawing made from a picture depicting their existing base cabinet and counter top.

After showing them the two drawings above, I turned off the layer they were on and turned on the layer for the proposed new breakfast bar. They were wowed, to say the least. That sold them right then and there! :-)

Proposed new bar addition. They say a picture is worth a thousand words.

Framing for the new wall.

Proposed new cabinets above and on either side of the range. Range, vent hood and refrigerator came from the 3D warehouse.

Drawing showing new cabinets and modifications made to existing oven cabinet.

New custom bottom drawer for baking goods per customer specs.

I have 18 drawers to build and install, and replace all doors and drawer fronts.
Work starts tomorrow.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#4 posted 09-11-2015 02:42 AM

Nice drawings Mike. Nothing better than impressing a client and getting the job.
Everybody knows what their getting. SU has been a GREAT tool for me.
Good Luck with the job. Nice commission.

I, myself need to start using layers more often.

Getting the gist of things with a side view:

This was the unit:

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#5 posted 09-11-2015 03:18 AM

Here’s the sketchup for the entertainment center I built at the beginning of summer for a friend.

And the sketchup for my future Bed and the pair of nightstands I’m working on now. Legs on the bed are 6×6’s.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#6 posted 09-11-2015 03:38 AM

That mattress looks kinda hard! ROTFL!

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#7 posted 09-11-2015 12:40 PM

That’s my first foray into dynamic components. It’s a single cabinet box that automatically scales everything to whatever width I desire. It takes about an hour to build a new cabinet but once it’s built it goes into my library it can be used to build a kitchen instantly.

Using Sketchup’s report function I can then assemble door/drawer and hardware orders and send them out.

Some more components from the collection. Please note that they aren’t meant to look good but rather, to provide me with important information.

-- See my work at http://remmertstudios.com and http://altaredesign.com

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#8 posted 09-11-2015 01:12 PM

I plan out most projects in Sketchup any more. Sometimes they’re very simple, others get a bit more involved. Here’s a few examples:

My plane till

Most recent project, a console table

I also use SU Pro at work to help plan store remodels and resets. It really helps visualize potential problems and can show the people at the store what they can look forward to. It’s been used many times with the walkthrough feature to determine fixture and product placement from the customer perspective instead of just an overhead.

Here’s a department reset

Used layers to show the expansion of a 10,000 sq ft rental store to a 20,000 sq ft hardware and rental center

Before

Same building expanded, with fixtures, finishes and merchandise placement.

and a different remodel of a nearly 40,000 sq ft store with attached greenhouse

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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Daruc

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#9 posted 09-11-2015 01:22 PM


That s my first foray into dynamic components. It s a single cabinet box that automatically scales everything to whatever width I desire. It takes about an hour to build a new cabinet but once it s built it goes into my library it can be used to build a kitchen instantly.

Using Sketchup s report function I can then assemble door/drawer and hardware orders and send them out.

Some more components from the collection. Please note that they aren t meant to look good but rather, to provide me with important information.

- JAAune

That’s a great idea.
I can’t make dynamic components with the free version, but have always thought about building a library.
I don’t build enough, standard cabinets to warrant it though.
I tried doing it by scaling to size, but I soon found out that my 3/4” jambs would turn into 13/16 or worst. lol
Thanks for posting

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#10 posted 09-11-2015 01:37 PM

JayT,
Nice work, I draw almost everything anymore myself.
It’s just so easy, once you get the hang of it, I don’t see the reason not to.
One thing you can’t see here is the ability to pan in and zoom around. I’m sure your clients loved that.

I recently built a little gift shop for a church and used SU not only to show the remodel of what I was building,
but put in people so that they could visualize the scale.
So many things you can do with sketchup, I barely use any of it’s power.


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#11 posted 09-11-2015 01:52 PM

One thing I love about SketchUp, is the ability to explode drawings. Although you have to do it manually.
When I draw a project, correctly, I like to explode all the pcs parts and put my measurements to each part, zoom in on the pc and make a print out of that pc for my shop drawings. If you cut and build everything as per each drawing the project comes together just like the original drawing.

An Exploded Example:

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#12 posted 09-11-2015 02:50 PM

Wow! You guys got it going on.

@JAAune – I need to figure out how to do the scaling you mentioned. I am fixing to build 5 cabinets – three upper and two lowr for a kitchen remodel. I just drew each one individually. :-(

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#13 posted 09-11-2015 11:43 PM

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#14 posted 09-12-2015 01:00 AM

Hey Lew, Great job on the SU,
Greater job on the project. I just went and looked at your projects and the Humidor came out Very Nice.
Legs came out awesome.

Thanks for posting

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#15 posted 09-12-2015 01:23 AM

Trying to design my bathroom remodel. Trying to do a lot, with little space.
We like the walk in shower, but that means eliminating the existing tub. We have another full bath, with a tub, so I don’t know if that hurts the resale value or not.

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