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  1. Use Sketchup to design furniture. A course by Dave Richards offered through Fine Woodworking. https://courses.finewoodworking.com/offers/YvLvpMKt/checkout?coupon_code=FWW35
  2. Sketchup is available for free using the Web version. This software essentially replaces the last free desktop version- Sketchup 2017 also known as Sketchup Make. For the casual user the free web version is powerful enough for most needs. It does have limitations for using the Sketchup warehouse and Sketchup plugins. Drawings for the web version can be stored on your own computer and accessed at any time. To access the web version go to: https://id.trimble.com/ui/sign_in.html?state=eyJhbGciOiJSUzI1NiIsImtpZCI6IjEiLCJ0eXAiOiJKV1QifQ.eyJvYXV0aF9wYXJhbWV0ZXJzIjp7ImNsaWVudF9pZCI6ImM5MTNhOTBjLTRkY2YtNGFmYi1iM2RiLTYzN2JlMzc3NDZiZiIsInJlZGlyZWN0X3VyaSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXBpLnNrZXRjaHVwLmNvbS9sb2dpbi92Mi9sb2dpbi90cmltYmxlaWQvY2FsbGJhY2siLCJyZXNwb25zZV90eXBlIjoiY29kZSIsInNjb3BlIjoib3BlbmlkIHNrZXRjaHVwLWxvZ2luLXByb2QtVjIiLCJzdGF0ZSI6ImYxNjFhMmExLTBlZTktNGRkNy1hMTZjLWQ5Njc0ZmJmMGJlMiJ9LCJleHRyYV9wYXJhbWV0ZXJzIjp7fSwiaW50ZXJuYWxfcGFyYW1ldGVycyI6e319.dXWZ92F-mXFizxnJ0cYkTLzT5qWf0Ww_Ph8OPxjBbnhfVccNtSJE1zKx44DzD2brWEJgg5q_8Q_JnzD_qNj6PYv2U__z_LCaRvEdN2wklQ4SozhvyLIIMFKY8cyc-7YUswWlx9IqNxAT21TZQH1spNY3KCfpMyuOezouy76F9QxvDevU8IWrNrXZvcsWq8YrOEMoC1NmN9HIErfSoAyUgonc8IhQwnJdgyCgLz07tYpZwQlulumhOWguFyqb26HNZdJ4722FlGcPAT4IAUai-9dTCS_fWKCV7prRaSkr4GpWUZF-JNsZqZcHNya9uLL16O9TfmSHhmHc_bqTcNSPIw Create an account or use your Trimble account. The web version's interface is slightly different than the standalone paid version. To learn your way around, Trimble provides a free Web Fundamentals Course. You can sign up at- https://learn.sketchup.com/courses/sketchup-web-fundamentals-part1
  3. I'm posting this here since it didn't seem to me that it fit in the CNC or woodworking categories, plus it won't be tagged here. Anyway, this is a message Dave Richards posted on another forum I frequent. He is a member here, but doesn't visit that often so I thought I'd copy and paste his post here...complete credit to him. This may be of interest to some of you. "I happened to see a question on that other woodworking forum from someone who opened SketchUp 2017 Make recently and got a message regarding potential security issues. It seems likely that some folks here might see the same thing so I thought I'd address it. Trimble has after nearly 5 years removed the link for SketchUp 2017 Make from their website. Their official statement is here. For those who are still using this version, you will need to make a decision about what to do concerning the security issue. It's kind of the same thing with any old software that can access the internet or can be accessed from the internet. I don't think I'd panic about this message but it's good to be aware of it. For those who are thinking they'd like to start using SketchUp 2017 Make, I will say there are unofficial sources for the installer. I'm not going to share those links, however, because I don't know what nasty stuff might get downloaded with it and I don't want to be blamed if someone has problems due to a virus or other mean and nasty stuff being included. The browser-based versions of SketchUp are very usable and while they don't yet have the ability to use extensions, they are quite capable."
  4. Work with Sketchup textures? Great video showing how to add, make and manipulate textures to your Sketchup models.
  5. Been following this fellow on Youtube. He does lots of Sketchup work and instruction. He recently started a series called "Square One" which covers the use of the basic Sketchup native tools. Each video is under 10 minutes and very informative- even if you've been using Sketchup for a while. I found it especially helpful for someone like me who is self-taught on Sketchup. https://www.youtube.com/c/SketchUp/featured
  6. Joe Zeh has released CabWriter 4 for Sketchup. If you use Sketchup to design kitchen cabinets, this extension/addon is a great idea.
  7. Woodcraft has made available a free tutorial on using Sketchup. Check it out at- https://www.woodcraft.com/blog_entries/the-best-of-sketchup
  8. Recently, I was wanting to make a few templates to make a rocking dinosaur from a illustration I saw in a book (Jeff Miller, Children's Furniture Projects). The following is my approach to obtain full size templates. Danl 1) Scan illustration using home computer and file scan in JPG format. 2) Import JPG file into Sketchup. Position imported object into one of the standard views (front, back, top bottom, left, or right) 3) Draw over the the object you want to make a template for. Make each piece a component and make the entire dwg a component. 4) Hide original imported object. 5) Scale entire component to obtain desired size. 5) Using Sketchup, print 1:1 This method allow you to estore the master copy and to have thin object lines to use when sawing/sanding. I still need to tape the printed sheets together and adhere to template material. JPG imported into Sketchup. Drawing complete. Drawing printed 1:1 scale
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    A Sketchup 3D for Roy Underhill's Double Spring Pole Lathe Source: Popular Woodworking
  10. View File Spring Pole Lathe by Underhill A Sketchup 3D for Roy Underhill's Double Spring Pole Lathe Source: Popular Woodworking Submitter John Morris Submitted 12/07/2019 Category Shop Jigs  
  11. This was a fun thing to do.... I drew this up in Sketchup and isolated each piece and transported a *.jpg rendering of the piece..... and then took a similar picture of the actual.... The sketchup drawings are the ones with the blue background.... 2nd in the sequence.
  12. Joe Zeh has produced a video tutorial series for CabWriter 3 and Sketchup. Part #1 can be located at- https://youtu.be/aPz0TeS9RJc The rest of the videos are linked from Mr. Zeh's YouTube channel
  13. Free chart of Sketchup keyboard shortcuts. Windows operating system- Mac is available. From Matt Donley's Master Sketchup- https://mastersketchup.com/ https://mastersketchup.com/resources/?utm_source=MasterSketchUp+Newsletter&utm_campaign=c46e4b0561-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_05_22_12_41&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e77c932ed7-c46e4b0561-101603433&mc_cid=c46e4b0561&mc_eid=669fe8a582#downloads
  14. I try to use Sketchup for designing my flat work; I know it's often faster to use paper and pencil. But, what I like about Sketchup is the ability to create a cutlist from the "Cutlist" extension. That way I can get a more accurate idea of the amount of materials necessary for the project, but the last couple of projects designs left me scratching my head as to why the cutlist didn't show what I thought the correct layout should be. A few of our oldest deck pieces had finally given up the ghost. Using their design, this is a leg I needed to create new tables that looked like the old ones- The dimensions of the leg were 2.5"w x 1.5"t x approx 14" L. The cutlist, however indicated I would need this to make one leg! Notice the blue "bounding box" Sketchup placed around the leg. The leg is diagonal. The blue box surrounds the entire "area". Cutlist interpret the material size as the entire blue bounding box. I knew I was doing something wrong so, knowing "Google is my friend", I went searching for the answer. What I discovered was that the "axis" of the part needed changed so that Sketchup and Cutlist both looked at the part and its' orientation. The Sketchup leg after changing the axis. Notice the blue bounding box is only selecting the actual piece. The cutlist diagram is also now correct. Much better! Sketchup provides a native tool for making these "adjustments". Rather than trying to describe the process, here is a video from Joe Zeh ( http://www.srww.com/ ) at Swamp Road Wood Works. Mr. Zeh is a great source for Sketchup information. I love Sketchup!
  15. Sketchup (Trimble) has posted a new learning site composed of individual lessons that progress thru the Sketchup fundamentals. Currently the lessons cover the basic tools and Sketchup operations. There are also lessons on Rendering and using the Trimble Sketchup addition of Layout. A Trimble account is required. The account sign-up is free.
  16. Sketchup (Trimble) has posted a new learning site composed of individual lessons that progress thru the Sketchup fundamentals. Currently the lessons cover the basic tools and Sketchup operations. There are also lessons on Rendering and using the Trimble Sketchup addition of Layout. https://learn.sketchup.com/
  17. Multiple Sketchup resources, videos, tutorials
  18. Sketchup tutorials broken down to show the use of most of the Sketchup Tools and Functions. Videos are not very long. Author speaks plainly and demonstrates what he is talking about. YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thesketchupessentials?sub_confirmation=1 Website http://www.thesketchupessentials.com/
  19. Well made videos showing various aspects of Sketchup and how to use them
  20. A blog written by Jeff Branch to help the reader learn to use Sketchup for furniture design. https://jeffbranchww.com/2018/07/08/designing-furniture-in-sketchup/
  21. A long time friend asked if I could build some cabinets for his daughter. Her house was one of the many that flooded during Hurricane Harvey. We went to look at the house this past Sunday. Every house in the neighborhood had debris piled up on the sidewalk. As I think back, I realize now they were actually pretty lucky. Water did get in the house but would recede after the heavy rainfall would let up. Then it would rain again...and again... As it turns out, his daughter wants to remodel the kitchen with an entirely different lay out. I think this caught Chuck by surprise. He had already told me he would be paying for the cabinets. So, to keep this story short, I took notes and measurements of the existing layout, but dang it, I forgot to take pictures. Oh well. She wants to demo the pantry and relocate the fridge in that spot. Build a new pantry where the fridge sits now. It juts out into the walk through, and she is not a petite person. All bottom cabinets would have drawers instead of doors, and that I agree with wholeheartedly. With cabinets demoed, the new ones would go to the ceiling after the fir down is removed. And she wants a white kitchen. UGH! Oh, I forgot. Then end cabinet on the stove side would be a trash can pullout. Before going into any great detail and creating a job quote, I decided to draw up what she is asking for. I sent the drawings to her last night. I also asked if they knew anyone that could do the demo and frame up the new pantry and close in the old one after a wall is taken down....relocate the electrical and water supply for the fridge and tape float the drywall. I would rather just stick to building cabinets. For a small kitchen, this would greatly increase her usable space. A new cabinet above the fridge would provide good storage for the big gumbo pot! That is where our pot resides. And on the sink side, the upper cabinet on the left can be widened (as indicated) because there is blank wall space that was never used. And no breakfast bar. The pony wall is there just no bar top. Chuck said he was going to put new granite counter tops on the cabinets, so that would be a nice touch. The current rang and vent hood are circa 1979 harvest gold! I guess it is wait and see for now. Mike Note: The Sketchup drawings show the new layout. I didn't bother with drawing a cabinet over the window or the vent hood, but they would be there.
  22. Free from Jeff Branch https://jeffbranchww.com/2017/02/15/free-woodworking-plan-the-jackson-dresser/
  23. The original video for this post was removed from YouTube. This video is similar- showing keyboard shortcuts to Sketchup tools-
  24. A short video (and PDF) by Robert Lang that explains some of the navigation techniques used in sketchup. http://readwatchdo.com/2015/05/the-first-thing-to-learn-about-sketchup-navigation/
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