Special Announcement – My Book on SketchUp
Yesterday Fine Woodworking launched my new book, “SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers”. See the link into the Taunton Store here.
An e-book in PDF format, the first four chapters get you started with setup information and tips on using the basic SketchUp tools. Then it moves ahead with step-by-step exercises in modeling woodworking features such as joinery, moldings, turnings, and more complex components such as drawers and paneled doors. These exercises are demonstrated on a variety of furniture types and styles including classic period tables, workbench, Windsor chairs, stools, cupboard, blanket chest, highboy, and Maloof rocker.
Often I’m asked how to start a drawing in SketchUp, and I’ve provided helpful guidance for this issue. Another chapter shows how to use imported pictures to accelerate the initial “building” of a model – a powerful kick-start to your project.
And of course I’ve included chapters on organizing your SketchUp models for producing effective and accurate drawing documentation. The includes tools for creating full-size templates used in marking out lumber in the shop – another powerful feature.
While this Design. Click. Build. blog has provided much information, it has lacked an index and a way of finding answers to specific problems. The book finally helps solve this problem with a comprehensive index.
I hope you enjoy this book and find it helpful for starting and advancing your SketchUp skills. The results will show up in higher quality and capability of your shop work.