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Pax, I'm sorry you had difficulty. You may want to review additional blog entries that showed, in video form, the process of making those tongue and groove joints.
Here is a reference to find these videos.....
Well you can forget my call for help .... The fact that the two pieces are one on top of the other when I was pushing the waste away... the tongue was "taking" its place... then visually the "waste" was still there .... Quite humbling ...
Looking for Help :)))
I have been at chapter 7 of Tim Killen e-book SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers for about 5 hours now and cannot follow the procedure describe on page 31-32 step 4. Up to that point I was more than pleased with the quality of the tutorials (I used to write software guides in a previous life). Anyone has experienced some issues with that part of the procedure ?
I will now go work in my shop to cool down ....
Despite that difficulty ... love the book
Sorry Riffler. The archive is not available any longer. -Gina, FineWoodworking.com
Where has the archive gone? The link you give no longer goes there
Thank you again Dave. I can now see the point of using the asterisk when used on the number pad
Ian, typing an 8 would make it difficult indeed. Glad you got it sorted. I use the * on the number keypad. -Dave
Thank you very much Dave. What I was really querying was was the asterisk any different to using the X as I have never seen it mentioned before.
I made things difficult by forgetting to use the shift key for the asterisk and so typing 8 instead!
Ian, I'm not quite sure I follow you on the backwards part. Perhaps you could drop me an e-mail and clarify?
As to the bed slats multiplying, this an example of making a linear array. There are two ways to do that. Both start by using Option+Move (Ctrl+Move on the the PC) to make the first copy of the original. If you know the distance between components, move the first copy that distance. Type in the distance and hit Enter to set the copy accurately. Then type *n, Enter where n is the number of copies. You can also type n*, xn or nx. The should all work. If you know the total length of the run of slats, which is more likely in the case of a bed, place the initial copy at the opposite end of the run, again using Option+Move. Then type /n, Enter or n/, Enter. Either of those should work.
Does that help?
You use an asterisk for multiplying bed slats. I have not come across this before and find it does peculiar things. If repeated it seems to go backwards. I have a Mac
could you explain the use of the asterisk?
I have communicated with Tim Killenwood about a problem as shown in the following posts. But perhaps this is in your balliwick. At any rate I miss the ability to print an article as I could using your old blog site.
Tim. More info. Your old DCB home was at htto//blogs.taunton.com/n/blogs/blog.aspx? The post of Nov 12 titled Visit the new home of DCB. This new home is the one I cannot print from (other than the first page). I can use the old DCB home and retrieve old articles and they will print using as mant pages as necessary. From the bew home of DCB only 1 page will print. I have printed most of the old posts and hate to not have the ability to print new ones."
and his reply
Hoop36, now I understand.... In fact I also had only one page print. I will check with the Fine Woodworking Staff.... Thank you, Tim"
Go on a lumber run with Matt Kenney and he'll show you how he reads a stack of lumber to help him find the perfect board
Fast, fun approach to making a comfortable, casual seat
In this video Michael finishes the first of the three boxes. Gluing-up, planing, sanding and finishing bring a new piece of art to the world.
In this video Michael starts work on the second box, a carved and painted Saddle lid box.
Michael begins carving the saddle lid box with his ripple pattern along the top. Then turns to his 5/30 gouge to texture the sides of the box. This isn't work…
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