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Forum topic by Scootles posted 06-11-2014 08:18 PM 1204 views 2 times favorited 44 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Scootles

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06-11-2014 08:18 PM

I’m learning how to model in Sketchup and I think I’ve come a long way. I’d like to help anyone who would like their designs modeled but doesn’t have the patience or know-how to do it.

Anyone interested in recruiting me? No charge of course. It’s partially for practice for myself, and so you have a print-out of whats in your head.

Oh, and I can’t do EVERYTHING… I’m not making any promises here. I’m still learning.


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MT_Stringer

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#1 posted 06-11-2014 09:46 PM

I have an idea for a simple planer stand in my head. If you would like to tackle it, I can draw up a pencil sketch with some basic dimensions and let you getafterit! :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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Scootles

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#2 posted 06-11-2014 09:51 PM

Absolutely!

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MT_Stringer

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#3 posted 06-11-2014 10:10 PM

I will sketch it and take a pic and post it for you.
Basically 3/4 inch plywood sides, top and bottom. Front and back will be two face frames just like a cabinet front.
One drawer with a 4 1/2 inch opening for a drawer with 1/2 inch overlay (horizontal and vertical) drawer front.

Under the drawer, it stand will be open so I can store my dust collection hose.
More as soon as I can get some measurements.
Thanks
Mike

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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natenaaron

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#4 posted 06-11-2014 11:43 PM

OOOO, can I play too? Sketchup and I do not get along. I can sketch something on paper but would love a sketchup file.

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MT_Stringer

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#5 posted 06-11-2014 11:51 PM

Here ya go, Scootles.

Since I have been building a few cabinets, it seems only fit that I do the same for the planer stand.
Sides : 3/4×3/8 deep inch rabbet inside the top and bottom of each side. The bottom will fit into the rabbet and two 3 1/2 inch wide stretchers will fit on the top connecting the two sides. The top will be attached to the stretchers.

The storage area will have a crate like look. I will rip and attach 1 1/2” (maybe 2 inch) strips and space them 3/4 inches apart. The top piece will be three inches with a cutout for easy access to the dust collection hose.

If you want to draw the drawer, that’s OK by me. Allow 1/2 inch clearance for the drawer slides. The drawer front will be a separate piece that overlays the opening by 1/2 inch horizontally and vertically.

Have fun. Holler if you have any questions.
Mike Henderson

Here is my plan.

Here is an example of my face frame construction technique.

Simple drawer construction.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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Scootles

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#6 posted 06-12-2014 01:13 AM

I might be missing it, but I don’t see the depth of the cabinet. I can figure out the width, but I don’t want to guess on the depth.

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Scootles

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#7 posted 06-12-2014 01:23 AM

Sure thing Nate.

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MT_Stringer

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#8 posted 06-12-2014 01:46 AM

The top is 24×20 inches. I think I left it off. :-(
So, the top overhangs by 1 inch all around.
The two face frames are 1 1/2 inches thick total.
So, I am thinking, 20 inches minus 2 inches for overhang= 18…minus 1 1/2 inches for the thickness of the frames = 16 1/2 inches wide x 27 3/4 inches tall for the ends. At least, I think that is what it would be.

This sorta looks like the cabinet I want to build, only with a flat top
http://lumberjocks.com/assets/pictures/projects/120374-438x.jpg

Thanks for the help. I have tried repeatedly to learn Sketchup and give up every time and go back to the scratch pad.
Mike

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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TheFridge

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#9 posted 06-12-2014 01:52 AM

Can you make like a tree and leave?

I am one funny son of a bitch.

Get it? Lumber jocks? Tree and leave?

I kill myself.

No offense of course. I kid. The wife hates it.

-- "We build our workshops. Then we enjoy the fruits of our labor by laboring for more fruits." - Me

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Scootles

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#10 posted 06-12-2014 02:37 AM

Mike, you said the height of the sides is 27 3/4, but your diagram shows that without a top, it is 26.5”. So, add a 3/4” top and its only 27 1/4”. However, with the sides being 27 3/4”, adding a top will make it 28.5”. Am I reading that right?

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MT_Stringer

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#11 posted 06-12-2014 02:45 AM

Total height should be 28 1/2”. When I add the casters, which are 3 1/2 inches tall, I should end up at 32 inches high, which is what my current table is.

I don’t have enough fingers to do the math right. :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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Scootles

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#12 posted 06-12-2014 03:00 AM

Is this roughly what you’re looking for?

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MT_Stringer

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#13 posted 06-12-2014 03:18 AM

Yes sir. Looks just like I had it visualized.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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Scootles

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#14 posted 06-12-2014 04:40 AM

Alright. I just have to make a few modifications. Do you want the Sketchup file, or a pdf?

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#15 posted 06-12-2014 04:54 AM

Scooties,

I would like to commend you on offering work for free as you learn. It’s a trait that doesn’t correlate well with today’s pay me first attitude.

I offer my time for free as a new woodworker to shops that need a broom to sweep up. I only ask that I can look over the shoulder of someone more experienced than me.

With your attitude to words helping you will find many bridges get a tad bit shorter and many open up for you.

Paul

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