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Dower Chest with Solid Tools

Dower Chest with Solid Tools

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I'm working on a reproduction of a Pennsylvania Dower Chest and have enjoyed experimenting with the new Solid Tools that are a part of Pro version 8.  The same results can be achieved with the...

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Making Waves

Making Waves

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Guidelines and a simple, native script make it easy

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Back Edges

Back Edges

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The new version 8 of SketchUp released several months ago introduced a new Face Style called Back Edges. Below this face style is shown in the Styles Toolbar. I'm liking this new feature and have...

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Biscuits and Gravy

Biscuits and Gravy

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The other day a reader asked e-mailed me to ask about how to cut draw biscuit slots in SketchUp. Although when I'm drawing models for my own use I don't draw these sorts of details, the process is...

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The Most Often Frustrating Error

The Most Often Frustrating Error

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As I review the comments, questions, and issues by readers of my book, I'm seeing a common and frequent error being made in using SketchUp. Here it is - perhaps too early to declare the "most often...

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A Star Exercise

A Star Exercise

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This isn't strictly a woodworking project. I just wanted to get you thinking outside the box a little.

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Cutting the Ogee-shaped Cutout in the Magazine Rack

Cutting the Ogee-shaped Cutout in the Magazine Rack

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In Chapter 7 of my book, I present the first practice piece of furniture - the making of a Magazine Rack. Although it looks simple, this project has some challenges. Last week I posted a video on...

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More Than One Way

More Than One Way

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The other day I was asked about the best way to draw a tapered Shaker-style leg in SketchUp. I don't think there is a best way to do it although some ways might be easier than others. Just as in...

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Making/Copying Chamfers in Table Leg

Making/Copying Chamfers in Table Leg

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In Chapter 9 of my eBook, on page 47, I describe a method of making and copying the chamfers on the Chamfer Post Table. After receiving questions on this procedure, I've created a video showing the...

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Shaker Lap Desk in SketchUp

Shaker Lap Desk in SketchUp

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The new Christian Becksvoort lap desk project was only online for a matter of days, when David Heim emailed me with a revamped SketchUp version of the desk. David edited Tim Killen’s brand new...

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Watermark Your Drawings

Watermark Your Drawings

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Sometimes it is useful to add a watermark to your SketchUp drawings. Perhaps you want to add a notice of copyright or you'd liked to mark the images as drafts. You could do this in some image editors...

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The Curule Construction - and Ancient X-frame Chair Design

The Curule Construction - and Ancient X-frame Chair Design

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While developing the Jefferson Campeche Chair (first in SketchUp, then in the shop), I ran across an interesting 20-page document titled, "The Campeche Chair in The Metropolitan Museum of Art". This...

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A Look At The Camera Tools

A Look At The Camera Tools

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A friend of mine and I were talking the other day and he suggested I do a blog post about the tools on the Camera toolbar. It's a fairly straightforward set of tools but I think there are a few often...

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Chamfered Post Table and Mortise & Tenon Joints

Chamfered Post Table and Mortise & Tenon Joints

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To help answer comments on the creation of mortise and tenon joints for the Chamfer Post Table in Chapter Nine of my book, I've created  the  video below. This shows my recommended...

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Bombe Chest - An Exercise in Complex Geometry - Pt. 2

Bombe Chest - An Exercise in Complex Geometry - Pt. 2

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In part 1 of this series, I showed a way to create the complex surface on the front of a Boston Bombé chest. In this installment I'll go through creating the case side, drawer fronts and the...

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Tongue & Groove Joints in Magazine Rack

Tongue & Groove Joints in Magazine Rack

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Following last week's publication of "SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers", I've received several questions on the making of the tongue & groove joints on the Magazine Rack. The specific reference in...

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Cut List Plugin Installation

Cut List Plugin Installation

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I've been contacted by several folks who have had difficulty getting the CutList plugin to work. The problem seems to come from the way they are installing it. Here are some screen shots that will...

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Free Download: How to Use SketchUp Tools

Free Download: How to Use SketchUp Tools

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Get a taste of what Tim Killen’s new book, the SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers, is all about by downloading a free chapter on how to use SketchUp tools. The chapter will help you get familiar with eight of the basic tools including the line, eraser, push/pull, select, rectangle, circle, arc, and tape measure tools.

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Bombe Chest - An Exercise in Complex Geometry - Pt. 1

Bombe Chest - An Exercise in Complex Geometry - Pt. 1

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I have a bunch of great woodworking friends who use SketchUp. They are always coming up with challenging projects. One of my friends asked me about how to go about drawing a chest like the one...

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Special Announcement - My Book on SketchUp

Special Announcement - My Book on SketchUp

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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...

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