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Forum topic by Geoff posted 09-10-2011 09:35 AM 962 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-10-2011 09:35 AM

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Hey my first post on the forums, I am looking at creating a blanket chest out of Ash and Pine at school. But I do not have a plan yet and was wondering if anyone had any advice on a good way to create the said plan? I have sketch up and I’m learning to use it but its very confusing does anyone know of any free tutorials on it?

thanks Geoff

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#1 posted 09-10-2011 10:58 AM

Geoff, I have found Joe Zeh's Sketchup tutorial series to be helpful getting a hand on understanding the different tool operations in the program. His beginner’s tutorial is an 8 part series that generally run about 45 minutes or so for each episode that go through design of a bedside table. The issues that he discusses in the tutorial series are easily translated into other projects. Joe is one of our members who goes by the name of Chiefwoodworker.

Let me also welcome you to LJs. It is good to have you on board as a member.

Good luck on your project too, by the way.

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#2 posted 09-10-2011 11:22 AM

sounds good thanks scott, I’ll check it out in the morning when I wake up. It’s going to be a long project but well worth it I’m very exicited to start it

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#3 posted 09-10-2011 12:36 PM

Step #1- Measure your blanket
Step #2- Measure your chest
Step #3- Cut & Assemble…

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#4 posted 09-10-2011 09:52 PM

lol I wish it was that easy stumpy

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