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Forum topic by kolwdwrkr posted 03-28-2009 05:21 AM 1430 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-28-2009 05:21 AM

Hey all. Just thought I’d share my latest sketchup design. After designing a table for a client I ran into some troubles with cutting out a detail, among other things. I decided not to fumble with it on my own not knowing what I was doing so I PMed Dave. He was more then generous in the help he offered. Gave me his phone number and even set up a live tutorial where he showed me first hand how to fix or solve my problem and how to do other things. After he hung up I started tinkering on a new drawing just to implement some of the things he showed me and this box is what I came up with. I have to say that if it weren’t for him I don’t think I’d be very interested in Sketchup. It’s a little tricky to get to know, but if directed I have a feeling it’s going to play an important role in my future designs. Thanks again Dave. You ROCK!

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#1 posted 03-28-2009 06:51 AM

The box looks nice, I like it!
What about adding a base, like the lower section of the lid?

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#2 posted 03-28-2009 07:02 AM

I second those sentiments, DaveR is the SU man!



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#3 posted 03-28-2009 02:17 PM

I would add my thank you as well. Dave’s patience and assistance has help move me further along my Sketchup learning curve as well. With the demands that are on our available time due to work, family and life in general it is wonderful to have someone like Dave willing to share their expertise as he has done, especially in those cases where he has provided one-on-one coaching.

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

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#4 posted 03-28-2009 02:25 PM

Add me to the list

-- Joe

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#5 posted 03-28-2009 03:01 PM

Today is the day. It is raining and I can’t do anything in the shop so I think I must use this day to learn Sketchup. I have saved all of DaveR’s tutorials and have his phone number as well. I bought a wireless router and I’m going to setup my other computer so the wife and I can be online at the same time. Thank’s Keith for the extra push and great job on the box design. And a big THANKS to DaveR for his tutorials.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#6 posted 03-28-2009 03:11 PM

I’ve been following Dave’s tutorials in SketchUp for months. He’s a fine teacher and obviously very advanced in his SU techniques.
Allow me to add my kudos to the rest!


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#7 posted 03-28-2009 06:44 PM

Moai, I agree. I’ll get started on it right away. Don’t forget I was just trying the tecniques Dave showed me. I wasn’t planning my next project. The box is okay but not my style. Bently, look what you’ve done! Now I have to try that too. Something else I have to learn. LOL. Jerry I hope you take the time to try the program. It seems like a good tool for this kind of work. Now I need to learn how to “blow up” a project, make a drawer that can slide in and out, make doors, etc. Wow, that’s a lot of stuff to learn. I figure it will take the other 2/3 of my life to figure it out. LOL
Thanks again Dave. I’ll find a way to give back.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#8 posted 03-28-2009 07:00 PM

Dave, perhaps those of us who so enjoy your tutorials could Paypal some donations to further the cause??

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#9 posted 03-28-2009 08:04 PM

Here is the corrected version to the box. I decided to add in some Amatuer relief carving.
I tried to use the 3D lettering like Bently but couldn’t get it to push in the way I wanted. I’m not sure what I was doing wrong but I’m guessing it didn’t become part of the side or something so when I pushed it it just dissappeared. Oh well. It looks more “Hand Made” now LOL.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#10 posted 03-28-2009 08:20 PM

Great to hear stories of how friendly and genuine the LJ family is.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#11 posted 03-29-2009 01:28 AM

Great story Keith.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 03-29-2009 02:22 AM

We LumberJocks are very fortunate to have so many knowledgeable people that are willing to share their skill without asking anything in return. This is a great site!

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#13 posted 03-29-2009 06:24 AM

Thanks everyone for leading the way and making us all a bit better.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#14 posted 03-29-2009 06:45 AM

Ditto for me too. I need to start from the beginning with Dave’s tutorial

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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