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Forum topic by CharlesA posted 10-04-2014 02:33 AM 1200 views 1 time favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-04-2014 02:33 AM

. . . but this is a triumph for me. Designing two pieces, one to hold ROS disks and the other two hold full size sheets of sandpaper, complete with sliding shelves in dados.

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#1 posted 10-04-2014 02:38 AM

Looks like your on your way to becoming one of those “Sketchup Types” yourself. ;)

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#2 posted 10-04-2014 05:59 AM

We all started with one rectangular face and the “push/pull” tool. I know there are a ton of SketchUp tutorials around the net, but have you checked out Fine Woodworking's guide? It was a huge help for me when I first started in SketchUp.

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#3 posted 10-04-2014 07:06 AM

Great start!

May I suggest the “Cutlist” plugin for sketchup—with it, you can generate a list of parts that you need to cut—you just give it the details, like what kind of wood you use (plywood, raw lumber) etc., and it will spit out a cutting diagram. Check it out here:

I have used Sketchup for over five years now, and learned a lot by just using it. It’s really worth it, it helped me a lot designing jigs and also furniture.

I just finished this double-trestle workbench this summer, couldn’t have done it without Sketchup:

Have fun creating more projects!

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