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April 19, 2017
The stopped chamfer is a classic detail on table legs, columns, and other furniture parts. Drawing them in SketchUp might seem like a difficult thing but it's actually pretty straightforward.…
April 5, 2017
Tim Killen demystifies the process of going from photo to SketchUp model
March 22, 2017
You can lay out and draw dovetails manually in SketchUp; it’s more like cutting them by hand in the shop. To save time, Dave Richards uses some creative techniques and some ingenious plugins.
March 2, 2017
For some time I've been interested in doing a chip carving project. I selected a Treasure Casket shown in a book by Paul Hasluck, "Manual of Traditional Wood Carving" and scanned the one-page illustration…
February 15, 2017
When I drew the SketchUp model for Kevin Rodel's Arts and Crafts-Inspired Bed for the printed and digital plans, I found most of the bed was pretty straightforward. The poppy…
January 26, 2017
Tim finishes up the model for his cutting board by adding attractive and functional breadboard ends
December 26, 2016
If you've read a few of my blog posts regarding workflow in SketchUp, you know that I advocate drawing the parts in situ and leveraging the use of components. These…
December 23, 2016
This time of year means hand crafted gifts and this one is extremely useful and practical - a Cutting Board for an undermount kitchen sink. It's sturdy and held in place…
December 10, 2016
A new woodworker is preparing to build a sort of steamer-trunk-inspired chest with a curved lid. He was a bit daunted by the idea of cutting the staves for the…
December 7, 2016
I'm building this Kitchen Dresser, circa 1750, and it has a beaded frame in its top section. Below is the assembly with the beaded frame selected and highlighted. The following…
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