Copyright (c) 2014 en-us Fine Woodworking - "Design. Click. Build" blog entries Fine Woodworking - "Design. Click. Build" blog entries Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:51:27 -0500 Fine Woodworking - "Design. Click. Build" blog entries Fine Woodworking - "Design. Click. Build" blog entries <![CDATA[3D Basecamp Recap and a Lesson Reinforced]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:17:51 -0500 3D Basecamp Recap and a Lesson Reinforced Posted by DaveRichards
Last weekend my family and I drove out to Vail, CO for SketchUp 3D Basecamp 2014. I look forward to these trips each time because it gives me a chance to see some friends and to find out first hand... ]]>
<![CDATA[From Dovetails to Mortise & Tenon]]> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 14:35:53 -0500 From Dovetails to Mortise & Tenon Posted by Killenwood
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... ]]>
<![CDATA[Drawing a Bin Pull]]> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:00:00 -0500 Drawing a Bin Pull Posted by DaveRichards
I was asked about a method for drawing a bin pull type of of drawer pull. A long time ago I did a tutorial showing how to do that but that one seems to have evaporated into the ether so here we go... ]]>
<![CDATA[Lid Support for Stand-up Desk]]> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 18:46:31 -0500 Lid Support for Stand-up Desk Posted by Killenwood
Dave Richards and I frequently encourage modeling new components in the context of the overall furniture assembly. This most likely results in more efficiency and accuracy. In the following video... ]]>
<![CDATA[A Sculptured Stool]]> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 17:41:42 -0500 A Sculptured Stool Posted by Killenwood
I've finished construction of the standup desk, and now need the stool to match. In this video I'll show how I created the shaped back piece in the stool. This will involve standard SketchUp tools... ]]>
<![CDATA[Save Your Components]]> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 17:23:49 -0500 Save Your Components Posted by DaveRichards
I've written a number of times about strategies for working efficiently in SketchUp. One of those strategies is to use components. I've often demonstrated some of the power in using components such... ]]>
<![CDATA[Putting a Bevel on a Gouge]]> Sat, 01 Mar 2014 08:51:59 -0500 Putting a Bevel on a Gouge Posted by DaveRichards
Way back in one of my early blog posts I demonstrated a way to cut the bevel on a gouge. I had a request to revisit the process and unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, the video disappeared before I... ]]>
<![CDATA[SketchUp 2014 Is Now Available]]> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 20:08:29 -0500 DaveRichards
Today Trimble announced that SketchUp 2014 has been released. The most obvious changes in SketchUp are the addition of two new Arc tools and a redesign of the 3D Warehouse which makes it easier to... ]]>
<![CDATA[A Classic Bench from a Picture]]> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 18:05:12 -0500 A Classic Bench from a Picture Posted by Killenwood
In this video, I'll show how I modeled up a classic outdoor bench for the school. The school decided on a picture that I import into SketchUp. I use the "Use as a Matched Photo" option for... ]]>
<![CDATA[A Woven Cane Seat]]> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 10:58:02 -0500 A Woven Cane Seat Posted by DaveRichards
Once in awhile I need to illustrate elements such as the woven cane seat on this stool designed by Josef Hoffmann. Although the individual canes could be drawn, it would be tedious at best, create an... ]]>
<![CDATA[A Wooden Hinge for the Stand-up Desk]]> Sat, 08 Feb 2014 21:18:51 -0500 A Wooden Hinge for the Stand-up Desk Posted by Killenwood
I'm currently building this sculptured stand-up desk in the shop. The construction includes a full-length wooden hinge for the lid. Here is the SketchUp model with the lid closed and openIve... ]]>
<![CDATA[A Barrel Chair --part 2]]> Sun, 02 Feb 2014 14:21:25 -0500 A Barrel Chair --part 2 Posted by DaveRichards
In my previous blog post I drew the frame and panel for this barrel chair. In this video I'm showing how to get the seat frame, feet and the decorative buttons put in. There are two plugins used this... ]]>
<![CDATA[Williamsburg - Egg & Dart Carving]]> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 22:14:10 -0500 Williamsburg - Egg & Dart Carving Posted by Killenwood
Each year since retirement, I've been attending the Williamsburg Conference on "Working Wood in the 18th Century". It has always been educational, instructional, and inspirational. After each year, I... ]]>
<![CDATA[A Barrel Chair -- A Follow Me Lesson Pt. 1]]> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 10:57:09 -0500 A Barrel Chair -- A Follow Me Lesson Pt. 1 Posted by DaveRichards
This is the start of a barrel chair loosely based on a chair designed by Josef Hoffman and built by J. & J. Kohn in Vienna, Austria in 1901. The main part of the chair consists of a bent plywood... ]]>
<![CDATA[Re-creating a Missing Component]]> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 17:06:27 -0500 Re-creating a Missing Component Posted by Killenwood
In my first book, "SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers", Chapter 5 covers the subject "Learn to Draw Precisely". For practicing this drawing skill, I ask the reader to reproduce the Right End froma... ]]>
<![CDATA[Sneak Preview -- Pixel Perfect Plugin]]> Sat, 04 Jan 2014 10:56:25 -0500 Sneak Preview -- Pixel Perfect Plugin Posted by DaveRichards
Printing to scale directly from SketchUp has always been a bit of a challenge. Especialy if you want to print full sized patterns to take to the shop. Users of the pro version have it pretty easy... ]]>
<![CDATA[How Far with SketchUp - Sculpturing?]]> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 19:16:32 -0500 How Far with SketchUp - Sculpturing? Posted by Killenwood
I'm working on this modern style stand-up desk. The joinery and sculpturing are quite different than my normal 18th C. or Shaker styles. In this view, I'm not showing much of the sculpturing and... ]]>
<![CDATA[Showing Veneers in SketchUp]]> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 15:50:36 -0500 Showing Veneers in SketchUp Posted by DaveRichards
This morning while I was poking around on the internet I came across some photos of an antique round table with a veneered top. The veneer was laid out in an interesting pattern with a star in the... ]]>
<![CDATA[A Dimension Strategy for a Modern Chair]]> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 13:05:13 -0500 A Dimension Strategy for a Modern Chair Posted by Killenwood
This is a modern style living room chair (albeit without the upholstery cushions). I'm doing two of these currently in the shop. It has some complex geometry and many bed-bolt mortise and tenon... ]]>
<![CDATA[Materials--Adding a Finish, the Mac Version]]> Sun, 01 Dec 2013 08:58:57 -0500 Materials--Adding a Finish, the Mac Version Posted by DaveRichards
Last week I showed how to edit material images on the PC. Things are different on the Mac, though. Here's how it works. First you'll need to tell SketchUp which app to open to edit the image file... ]]>