January 3, 2009
Use your model to determine the jigs or templates you need to build it in the shop.
January 2, 2009
Classic window sash and breakfront glass doors with molded muntins are challenging woodworking projects. However, I find that working through the detail design in SketchUp clears up any...
December 23, 2008
In starting the design for a Shaker Chip Box, I thought how easy it looked - but soon was surprised by the complexity of the bent handle or Bail. This…
December 22, 2008
Putting a new feature of SketchUp 7 to work.
December 18, 2008
Often I find myself fairly complete with a model design, yet have second thoughts about the overall size or configuration. Or following a presentation to a customer, adjustments and...
December 11, 2008
A demonstration showing how to quickly layout and "cut" dovetails.
About two weeks ago, I showed the beginning steps involved in making the SketchUp model of a Ladder Back Chair - mainly the creation of the Back Posts. In this…
December 5, 2008
Adding a bit of depth to a drawer.
December 3, 2008
I'm teaching another woodworking group this week, and am reminded how important initial setup steps simplify SketchUp and reduce frustration. I described many of these steps in a February 2008…
November 27, 2008
I've emphasized often, the benefits in the shop of having full-size templates as an output from the SketchUp model. Until now, I've created these templates one-by-one, printing as jpgs or…
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