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Forum topic by designerboy posted 03-21-2008 01:33 PM 2998 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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designerboy

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03-21-2008 01:33 PM

Topic tags/keywords: sketchup 3d modelling models band saw jig jig bandsaw

Hi Everyone,

With the amount of quite ordinary sketchup models out there in sketchup 3D warehouse land, wondered if people were interested in posting screen grabs/models of what they have created (or found links) – on a wood working theme, of course…

TO START THE BALL ROLLING….
Sketchup model/design of a resawing jig for the bandsaw.
Just something i came across tonight while surfing,
all credit to the author of the site:

http://sketchupbydawn.blogspot.com/2008_02_01_archive.html

-- My Fear is when i die, my wife will sell my tools for what I TOLD her they cost


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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 03-21-2008 02:01 PM

Very interesting post. For those of us on the steep side of the learning curve this would be one asset to overcome the frustration inherent with the learning process. I am not sure how much contributory effort, I for instance, could provide initially but gaining an understanding of the software’s operations would enable me to make a contribution later on.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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designerboy

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#2 posted 03-21-2008 03:10 PM

There are some very good resources (including video podcasts) for learning this software, I have used others, but this kills in terms of no rendering times, instant results, quick ruff, or super accurate – depending upon the requirements.

Its 12:00am here in Sydney Australia now, so i will follow-up with a few fast track basics that will no doubt help those with who are having challenges. I learnt the software effectively enough in about 2 hours while designing a chopsaw station/timber rack (will post model), (and for the record, I am a designer, no geek)

I sound like a sketch-up evangalist, but I have no ties, other than its good and free!
Good night.

-- My Fear is when i die, my wife will sell my tools for what I TOLD her they cost

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#3 posted 03-21-2008 04:46 PM

SketchUp continues to kick my butt every time I try to do something useful. But…, I am a stubborn Norwegian.

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Bob Babcock

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#4 posted 03-27-2008 04:38 AM

I haven’t yet built this table but the chair is done.

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/947

http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/Treefarmer/blog/1220

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

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