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Forum topic by therookie posted 11-12-2010 04:41 PM 1288 views 2 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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therookie

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11-12-2010 04:41 PM

Hey everybody, i know that sketchup has been out for a while and i have just started using it. I have the sketchup 8 version, and was wonder if there was a tutorial out there to help in the design and assebly (on the computer) of a shaker style table with a drawer.

Thanks

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John

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#1 posted 11-12-2010 05:38 PM

A couple links that may help

Fine Woodworking Design Click Build

and more specifically

FWW Design Click Build Creating a Project Plan in SketchUp

Chiefwoodworker has a beginner’s SketchUp tutorial titled “Drawing A Bedside Table” in this post The 8-part beginners tutorial is what I used to learn the program.

Lew posted Betsy's Sketchup Tutorial

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#2 posted 11-12-2010 06:27 PM

These few tutorials are free and will get your started:
http://sketchupforwoodworkers.com/

This ebook is not free ($13) but is good once your can find your way around:
http://www.tauntonstore.com/sketchup-guide-for-woodworkers-tim-killen-ebook-077846.html

-- I'm 58. In my mind, I still feel 28. Until I do something physical; then I feel 78.

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bluejazz

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#3 posted 11-12-2010 06:31 PM

Sorry, that first link is to the main site. That page sort looks like there are only a couple tutorials and advanced ones at that. Here is where the beginner tutorials are
http://sketchupforwoodworkers.com/tutorials

-- I'm 58. In my mind, I still feel 28. Until I do something physical; then I feel 78.

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#4 posted 11-12-2010 06:33 PM

I would start by checking SketchUp videos on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsfH_cyXa1o

although this was done using SU7, it still applies to SU8 as they are the same in terms of the tools and usage.

the set of videos will give you a good start on using the tools.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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CaptainSkully

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#5 posted 11-13-2010 05:02 PM

Do a search on here for DaveR. He has tons of posts about SketchUp tutorials.

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SouthpawCA

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#6 posted 11-13-2010 07:07 PM

I recommend the free online stuff first to get started. However, after you get frustrated then shell out the $39 for Bob Lang’s – Woodworkers Guide to Google SketchUp. I felt the online tutorials didn’t fully explain the difference between Groups and Components, which after you understand why you need them makes using SketchUp a whole lot easier. I finally broke down and purchased it a month ago and wish I hadn’t wasted so much time trying to go it alone.

-- Don

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