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A Coffin - An Exercise in Angles 2

A Coffin - An Exercise in Angles 2

Last time I introduced the Coffin and its complex angles. I showed the early design process of the model, and developed the bottom shape, the Foot End and the Side. I explained that the design should...

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A Coffin - An Exercise in Angles

A Coffin - An Exercise in Angles

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This simple looking box, can turn out to be a challenge in SketchUp and in the shop. The angles create the difficulty, particularly in corner joinery - in this case being dovetails. The video shows...

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From Dovetails to Mortise & Tenon

From Dovetails to Mortise & Tenon

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This model was made by a friend, David Heim. I will be using his model to create a multi-page shop drawing for my students. David created the model from sketches by Lester Margon in his book...

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Williamsburg Knife Box - Part 6

Williamsburg Knife Box - Part 6

We're getting close to the end of this series - one more to do after this one, covering the base molding. In this penultimate part, we will add the Handle to the existing assembly of the Knife Box...

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Knife Box - Williamsburg, Part 5

Knife Box - Williamsburg, Part 5

In the last blog post (Part 4), I showed making the dovetail pins in the Side component. In this video, I show how to use these already-made pins to create the matching tails in the End...

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Knife Box - Williamsburg, Part 4

Knife Box - Williamsburg, Part 4

In the last Part 3 of this series, I showed making the full-length Side and End components for the Williamsburg Knife Box. I also copied and flipped these components and placed on a full width box...

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Knife Box - Williamsburg, Part 3

Knife Box - Williamsburg, Part 3

This is Part 3 of a series of videos on building the Williamsburg Knife Box. In the previous blog entry, I showed the making of the half length symmetrical End and Side components, and ensuring that...

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Knife Box - Williamsburg Conference

Knife Box - Williamsburg Conference

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Here's a worthy challenge for woodworkers using SketchUp. Modeling this Williamsburg Knife Box requires execution of most key SketchUp Tools and features. The Box's compound angles, bold scroll...

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Dovetails in a Shaker Blanket Chest

Dovetails in a Shaker Blanket Chest

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In Chapter Eight of my eBook I show a method of creating the dovetail joints in the carcase of a Shaker Blanket Chest. In my reproduction, this New Lebanon piece included 7 1/2 dovetails in the...

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Showing Shop Dovetail Procedure (in SketchUp)

Showing Shop Dovetail Procedure (in SketchUp)

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Recently I tried to explain my dovetail procedure used in the shop. The project was making several Shaker Chip Boxes, and each corner is fastened with hand-cut dovetails thesenbspare...

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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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Flexibility with Cross Sections

Flexibility with Cross Sections

I don't use a lot of cross-sections in my design documents, but occasionally I find them extremely effective. They are particularly useful where it is difficult, with normal visualizations, to see...

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Making a Bevel-edged Drawer Bottom

Making a Bevel-edged Drawer Bottom

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Both Dave Richards and I have recommended modeling components in the context of the assembled piece of furniture. This saves time and reduces errors by drawing a new component where it fits among...

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Align View - a Little Known, but Handy Function

"Align View" - a Little Known, but Handy Function

I don't use it that often, but when I do the "Align View" function is very helpful. It comes in handy when I'm making a full-size template of a component's details. In the case of the 18th C Childs...

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An 18th C Childs Cradle - Handling Difficult Shapes and Angles

An 18th C Child's Cradle - Handling Difficult Shapes and Angles

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Last week I attended the Colonial Williamsburg Conference, "Working Wood in the 18th Century. Covering the subject - Bedroom Furniture -  I found this conference very educational and valuable...

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Making a Bail for a Shaker Chip Box

Making a Bail for a Shaker Chip Box

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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 component is not so simple with its right...

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A Quick Dovetailed Box

A Quick Dovetailed Box

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A demonstration showing how to quickly layout and "cut" dovetails.

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Creating a Project Plan in SketchUp

Creating a Project Plan in SketchUp

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An overview of how I created shop drawings for Tim Rousseau's Frame and Pannel Cabinet Video Workshop.

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