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Forum topic by gizmodyne posted 2706 days ago 1332 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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gizmodyne

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2706 days ago

Back to my design request.

Since we are getting into Sketchup. It would be cool to have the ablility to post the .skp sketchup files with our project so that others can download and make corrections, suggestions, modify.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne


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Bill

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#1 posted 2706 days ago

I like the sound of that. I will download it shortly and begin the learning process. It would be nice to have some tips, things to look at, etc. to get started with.

Sometimes just looking at an item with the application is a big help, rather than starting from scratch.

Not that we want to copy any of your work Giz.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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gizmodyne

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#2 posted 2706 days ago

Watch all of the video tutorials in the help menu.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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scottb

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#3 posted 2706 days ago

just downloaded sketchup myself!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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gizmodyne

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#4 posted 2706 days ago

Here is a repost of the sketchup file for the Thorsen Table I generated. http://www.gizmodyne.com/lumberjocks/thorsen1.skp Have at it…

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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scottb

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#5 posted 2705 days ago

Thanks for that .skp file… I have a bit of playing to still do before I can create anything useful… In fact I went back to photoshop to play with a picture of the board I might be using, and in the process I’ve seen enough to go back to square one with my table… (needed to choose between a few options, kinda hard without “seeing”... Almost wasted a good board!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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MsDebbieP

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#6 posted 2705 days ago

phew that was close, Scott!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Jeff

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#7 posted 2705 days ago

Great idea, Giz. I was thinking about such a topic the other day. Next thing you know, there will be a Lumberjocks library for all the great work we will create at Google…

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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Bob Babcock

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#8 posted 2705 days ago

Ok…since we are on the topic here are a few items. Tutorials that I’ve recently been posting on Fine Woodworking and the side table. Unfortunately I won’t get this built in time. If you take the side table apart you’ll see the joinery in the accompanying tutorial for mortice and tenons. Most of the tutorials are self explanatory. Some were in response to questions from other members.

As John mentioned make sure you view the Sketchup.com tutorials. Everything I do in these is explained there and much more. These are focused on woodworking though.

http://stoneaxe.tripod.com/Sketchup/boxjoint.wmv
http://stoneaxe.tripod.com/Sketchup/dovetails.wmv
http://stoneaxe.tripod.com/Sketchup/cabriolet.wmv
http://stoneaxe.tripod.com/Sketchup/chairleg-changing-dimensions.wmv
http://stoneaxe.tripod.com/Sketchup/components-n-groups.wmv
http://stoneaxe.tripod.com/Sketchup/cutting-openings.wmv
http://stoneaxe.tripod.com/Sketchup/mortice-and-tenon.wmv
http://stoneaxe.tripod.com/Sketchup/shakerknob.wmv
http://stoneaxe.tripod.com/Sketchup/side_table.skp

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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MsDebbieP

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#9 posted 2705 days ago

these are wonderful!

thank you so much for taking the time to create and share these.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Muzhik

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#10 posted 2704 days ago

Thank you, Bob! I’ve seen these over at Knots as well. Without your tutorials, it would have taken me weeks (probably more like months) to figure these things out.

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Derryck

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#11 posted 2695 days ago

Just downloading Sketchup. Is it worth buying the Pro version?

-- Derryck, Australia, www.passionforwoodwork.com

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WayneC

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#12 posted 2695 days ago

Given the price I would think you would want to hit some limitations before dropping any cash.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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